Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter, which is enjoying its California premiere at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, CA, officially opens Sept. 5. The production runs through Sept. 20. Wasserstein's tale of Washington politics and appointments played a short run on Broadway in the spring of 1997, with a cast featuring Kate Nelligan, Hal Holbrook, Peter Riegert and Lynne Thigpen.
Amy Glazer directs the TheatreWorks production. Stephanie Dunnam, a veteran of the national tours of Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles and The Sisters Rosensweig, plays Lyssa Dent Hughes, a liberal professor nominated for the post of Surgeon General. Carl Weintraub is her husband, Walter; Robert Parnell is her Senator father; and Judyann Elder is her longtime friend Dr. Judith Kaufman.
Eric Siegal, Jessa Brie Berkner, and Ashleigh Evans round out the cast.
Other Wasserstein plays include Isn't It Romantic? and Uncommon Women.
All performances take place at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts at the corner of Castro and Mercy streets in Mountain View. For information on An American Daughter, call (650) 903 6000.