TV's John Ritter, Jeff Kober and Jenny Sullivan are the three J's continuing with the transfer of world premiere drama J for J from the Laurel Theatre to the Court Theatre in Los Angeles March 14-April 21. Joseph Fuqua directs the Sullivan-penned hit, which ran from October 20 – November 4, 2001 in its first production.
Hollywood film actor Barry Sullivan ("The Great Gatsby," "The Bold and the Beautiful," The Caine Mutiny Court Martial) had two children, Johnny and Jenny. He wanted them to grow up protecting one another from the world, but as their childhoods progress, it becomes clear that Johnny is "special" and unable to take care of himself, let alone his sibling. Sullivan culled the semi-autobiographical play from diaries her father Barry left behind when he died.
An actress, director and playwright, Sullivan has performed in The Baby Dance, Any Wednesday, Battle of Angels and Instant Foreplay, as well as directing the new actresses who come into L.A.'s The Vagina Monologues every three weeks.
Ritter, who plays The Brother, is best remembered for his starring role on TV's "Three's Company," but his career since has included "Sling Blade," "Noises Off," "Ally McBeal" and, in his Broadway debut, The Dinner Party. Kober, a series regular on "China Beach" and "Falcon Crest," plays The Father.
Tickets are $28-$38. The Court Theatre is located at 722 North La Cienega in West Hollywood. For reservations, call (805) 667-2900. — By Christine Ehren