LOS ANGELES -- Larry Gold's The Sons of Lincoln, a new play about a fictional, L.A.-based white supremacist organization, has its world premiere March 10 at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood. With a run through May 14, the play, which started previews March 2, is directed by Valerie Landsburgh and has a cast which includes Bill ("Coach") Fagerbakke, Chad Allen, Glynn Turman, Tony Colitti, Joel Polis, Jonathan Avildsen, Lawrence Monoson and Jerry Boyd.
Set in the basement of an abandoned Glendale industrial building, Gold's drama tells the story of Lincoln, the founder of "The Corporate Coalition of True White America" and the aimless young men attracted to his creed of hate. Utilizing a new corporate-speak racist lingo and skills culled from motivational speaker seminmars, Lincoln holds sway over his followers as he attempts to use the media and achieve national prominence.
Gold is an actor and writer whose book credits include "Glow Worm" and "Cannon Rosen's America." The Sons of Lincoln is his first play. Landsburgh's credits include Confessions of a TV Junkie, Twist of Fate, Girl Bar and Call Waiting.
Lillian Theatre is located at 1076 N. Lillian Way. For tickets and information call (310) 289-2999.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent