Schultz's Everything Will Be Different Makes West Coast Premiere

News   Schultz's Everything Will Be Different Makes West Coast Premiere A young girl seeks solace in the tale of Helen of Troy in the West Coast premiere of Mark Schultz's Everything Will Be Different, which plays Los Angeles Echo Theater Company through Nov. 14.

John Lawler stages the production that officially opened Oct. 14 at the Zephyr Theatre. The work played an extended Off-Broadway engagement at Soho Rep in 2005 under the direction of Daniel Aukin.

The cast features Wallace Bruce, Bobby Campo, Bryan T. Donovan, Alana Dietze, Liz Fenning, Christopher Fields and Jarrett Worley.

According to the Echo, "Everything Will Be Different, A Brief History of Helen of Troy tells the story of teenaged Charlotte, whose beautiful mother is dead. In the midst of her own grief and her father’s unwillingness to cope, she turns to the story of Helen of Troy for comfort, convinced that beauty, desire and fame can help her bring her mother back and punish the world that took her away in the first place. Charlotte finds herself searching in fantasy for what she cannot find in reality, and she ends up destroying the life and dreams of perhaps the only friend she ever really had. In the depths of pain, she comes to discover an unexpected grace."

The Los Angeles run has set design by Frederica Nascimento, lighting design by Jared A. Sayeg, sound design by Patricia Cardona, costume design by Audrey Eisner and original music by Andre Myers.

Schultz's plays also include The Gingerbread House, Polar Bear, Last, The Place Where and Gift. For tickets, visit EchoTheaterCompany or phone (877) 369-9112. The Zephyr Theatre is located at 7456 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.

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