This, Featuring Saffron Burrows, Eisa Davis, Gilles Marini, Opens on the West Coast Aug. 7

News   This, Featuring Saffron Burrows, Eisa Davis, Gilles Marini, Opens on the West Coast Aug. 7
 
Melissa James Gibson’s new play This officially opens at the Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre Aug. 7 following previews that began July 30.

Saffron Burrows
Saffron Burrows Photo by Craig Schwartz

Directed by Daniel Aukin, the production runs through Aug. 28 and features a cast that includes Saffron Burrows, Eisa Davis, Glenn Fitzgerald, Gilles Marini and Darren Pettie.

At the center of This is Jane (Burrows), who is, according to press notes, "a widow and single mom, who along with her circle of three friends, is warily approaching 'middle age.' As Jane’s long time friends—a jazz singer and carpenter struggling as new parents and an eccentric mnemonist, attempt to help Jane come to terms life without her husband, they begin to realize the unhappiness and lack of fulfillment in their own lives."

Members of the creative team include scenic designer Louisa Thompson, costume designer Jessica Pabst, lighting designer Matt Frey and production stage manager Elle Aghabala, with original sound design by Matt Tierney and original music by Peter Eldridge.

This was first presented by Playwrights Horizons in New York in December 2009.

The Kirk Douglas Theatre is located at 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA. For more information and tickets, call (213) 628-2772 or visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.

Elisa Davis, Darren Pettie and Saffron Burrows
Elisa Davis, Darren Pettie and Saffron Burrows Photo by Craig Schwartz
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