Steven Dietz's Fiction Slated to Play Off-Broadway's Laura Pels in Summer

News   Steven Dietz's Fiction Slated to Play Off-Broadway's Laura Pels in Summer
Steven Dietz will direct his Fiction for the Roundabout Theatre Company at the nonprofit's new Off-Broadway home the Laura Pels Theatre for a summer run, according to the company's website.

Fiction originally commissioned by Seattle's ACT Theatre — where it will enjoy a run Sept. 24-Oct. 17 — centers on two happily married writers who enjoy their honest relationship until they decide to share each other's diaries. The work received its world premiere at New Jersey's McCarter Theatre in March of 2003. David Warren (Matt & Ben, Barbra's Wedding) directed the production with stars Robert Cuccioli and Laila Robins.

Dietz's better known titles are Lonely Planet and Private Eyes. His work, a rarity in New York, has been more often produced at regional theatres, including Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Seattle Rep, San Diego's Old Globe, Arizona Theatre Company and Michigan's Purple Rose Theatre Company.

Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel is set to inaugurate the new Off-Broadway Roundabout space, the Laura Pels Theatre, starting March 17. Viola Davis (King Hedley II) stars in the work set to open April 11 at the new space in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre for a run through June 6.

Roundabout spokespersons could not be reached at press time.

For more information on the Roundabout Theatre Company, visit them online at

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