The Flea Brings Sheppard's Los Angeles to New York; Rapp Directs

News   The Flea Brings Sheppard's Los Angeles to New York; Rapp Directs Playwright-director Adam Rapp will stage the New York premiere of Julian Sheppard's Los Angeles at The Flea Theater, the downtown company announced Jan. 10.
Adam Rapp
Adam Rapp

The show will begin previews Feb. 14 and open Feb. 22 for a run currently slated through March 17. "Sex. Drugs. Swimming Pools. Traffic. Smog. Carjackings. The search for the next big thing," begins show materials. "This is Los Angeles, where one damaged young woman needs more than a map to find her way through the pitfalls of Tinseltown."

Katherine Waterston (daughter of actor Sam Waterston) and Jonathan Walker will appear in the work with The Flea's resident acting company The Bats. They include Evan Enderle, Dan Cozzens, Cooper Daniels, Meredith Holzman, Tanya Fischer, Rob Yang, Ben Beckley, Emily Hyberger and David Skeist.

The design team features David Korins (set), Miranda Hardy (lighting), Eric Shim (sound) and Erika Munro (costumes).

Sheppard's Buicks earned two Drama Desk nominations in 2003, including one for Outstanding Play. The stage play was recently optioned by Paramount Studios as a sitcom for CBS.  Other plays by the scribe include Love and Happiness, Whatever, After America, A Hole in the Earth and From Now On. He also served as head writer on ESPN's "2-Minute Drill" and is currently at work on a stage adaptation of Stephen King's "Misery."

Rapp made his Off-Broadway directorial debut recently with his own Red Light Winter (a 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist) and also staged Christopher Denham's cagelove. As a playwright, he has penned the plays Nocturne, Stone Cold Dead Serious, Finer Noble Gases, Blackbird, Gompers, Bingo with the Indians, Trueblinka and Faster. He is following up his film "Winter Passing" with his second feature, "Blackbird."

Tickets to Los Angeles at The Flea Theater, 41 White Street (between Broadway and Church St.) are available by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information, visit theflea.org.