Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum has announced a schedule change. Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses will replace Peter Parnell's new play about physicist Richard Feynman in the April 6 slot. Zimmerman's play, which features an onstage swimming pool, premiered in her home town of Chicago two years ago, but the Taper version will be an extension of a co-production between Berkeley Rep and Seattle Rep; it closed in Berkeley recently and opens in Seattle on Feb. 21. Zimmerman is best known in L.A. for her adaptation of The Arabian Nights, presented at the Actors' Gang in 1997. Taper's artistic director Gordon Davidson is now slated to direct the untitled play about Feynman, which will star Alan Alda, in early 2001.
In other news, the Taper has designated the 2:30 PM matinee on Jan. 29 as a "Pay What You Can" performance for August Wilson's Jitney. Audience members may determine their own ticket price for that show only. Jitney begins previews on Jan. 23 and opens Feb. 3 with a run through March 19. A limited number of "Pay What You Can" tickets will go on sale the day of the performance and can be purchased in person at the theatre box office for that day's performance on a cash-only basis. Pay What You Can tickets are subject to availability with a limit of two per person.
Mark Taper Forum is located at 135 N. Grand Ave. For tickets and information call (213) 628-2772 or visit www.TaperAhmanson.com. For the deaf community, the information and charge number is TDD (213) 680-4017.