Director David Emmes has announced the cast for George Bernard Shaw's The Philanderer, which opens South Coast Rep's 1999-2000 mainstage season on Sept. 10, 1999. Featured are Nancy Bell, Richard Doyle, Francois Giroday, Kaitlin Hopkins, Lynsey McLeod, Jared Slater, Don Took and Douglas Weston.
The design team is John Iacovelli (sets); Walker Hicklin (costumes); Tom Ruzika (lights); Michael Roth (Music & sound); and Carol F. Doran (wigs). Scott Harrison is the stage manager.
The Philanderer introduces Leonard Charteris, a man committed to remaining uncommitted. He is a philosophizing philanderer who believes that only conventional people marry -- advanced people form "charming relationships." But when he meets a self-described "new woman" who belongs only to herself and is the property of no man, he finds he may have met his match -- and perhaps his mate.
Shaw's work has been featured many times at the SCR in such productions as Major Barbara, Heartbreak House, Misalliance, You Never Can Tell, Man and Superman and Arms and the Man.
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Southern California Correspondent