Oscar winner Hilary Swank pairs with her husband Chad Lowe in Keith Bunin's The Credeaux Canvas, playing June 26-30 at the Skirball Cultural Center. Abby Epstein directs the staged reading for L.A. Theatre Works. Swank won her Academy Award as transgendered teen Brandon Teena in "Boys Don't Cry." She also appeared on screen in "Insomnia" and "The Affair of the Necklace." Lowe's credits include "Unfaithful" and "The John Denver Story."
Three young New Yorkers decide to fake an unknown Impressionist work in The Credeaux Canvas, but instead of getting rich quick, Winston, Jamie and Amelia destroy their friendship when the masterpiece is revealed to be a forgery. The Credeaux Canvas had its world premiere in May, 2001 at New York City's Playwrights Horizons.
Tickets are $36-$40. Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. For reservations, call (310) 827-0889.
All TheatreWorks theatre productions are recorded for future broadcast on public radio KPCC, on XM Satellite Radio and are sold on the L.A. Theatre Works homepage at http://www.latw.org. In the past 14 years, productions have won several awards including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Gold and Silver Awards, three Sony Awards, the Writer's Guild of America's Best Comedy Award and the 1999 Audie Award for Best Dramatic Production from the Audio Publishers Association. Their recording of The Prisoner of Second Avenue, featuring Richard Dreyfuss and Mason, was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album.
— By Christine Ehren