Wendy Phillips and Eddie Karr, both stars of TV's "Promised Land," headline the Los Angeles production of Mary Lathrop's The Visible Horse, playing Oct. 13-Dec. 15 at the Court Theatre. Award winning director Lisa James (Palladium Is Moving, Better Days) helms the gentle comedy, opening Oct. 17.
Phillips, who portrayed Claire Greene on "Promised Land," has played regular roles on Emmy winner "A Year in the Life," "Falcon Crest" and "Savannah" and was featured as Lisa Hull in the mini-series of Stephen King's "The Stand." Her films include "Bugsy" and "Midnight Run."
The fifteen year old Karr, who appears regularly on Fox's "Grounded for Life" as Young Sean, starred as Nathaniel Greene on "Promised Land" from 1996-1999. Other credits include "Touched by an Angel" and "One Life to Live."
The Visible Horse finds Scott (Karr) on the cusp of his teenage years and fighting to get over the recent death of his father. Unfortunately, Scott accidentally brings his dad back from the grave in the form of a monster living under his bed. This would be trouble enough without the presence of his overly emotional mother (Phillips), who is struggling with the first anniversary of her husband's death.
Lathrop wrote The Urn of Drew, a 1992 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist. Her other works include Hell on Wheels, The Eighteenth Mitzvah, Dreams of Baby, A Bris is Still a Bris, Menstruating Waitress From Hell and The Sabbath Bride. Tickets are $25. The Court Theatre is located at 722 North La Cienega Boulevard. For reservations, call (323) 655-TKTS.
— By Christine Ehren