Terre Haute, Co-Starring Mike Farrell and Jim Parrack, Begins in Hollywood Oct. 2

By Adam Hetrick
02 Oct 2010

Jim Parrack
Jim Parrack

Edmund White's Terre Haute, inspired by the unpublished correspondence between one of America's most famous writers and a notorious homegrown terrorist, begins performances Oct. 2 at the Blank Theatre in Hollywood.

Kirsten Sanderson directs Mike Farrell and Jim Parrack in the Southern California premiere of the 70-minute play. An official opening has been set for Oct. 9. Performances continue through Nov. 14.

Farrell, a veteran of "M*A*S*H," stars as writer James (based on Gore Vidal), and "True Blood" star Parrack portrays Harrison (based on Timothy McVeigh).

According to the Blank, Terre Haute imagines "four prison house conversations between the nation’s deadliest domestic terrorist and one of the world’s most famous and opinionated gadflies. The names have been changed, the ideas have not. This intimate and fascinating portrait of two men, both firebrands who say and do as they believe, delves deeply into the idea of what it means to be American and what one believes they must do for their country."



The production has set design by Matt Turner, costume design by Bethany Jane Bohatila, lighting design by Cameron Zetty and sound design is by Warren Davis. Noah Wyle, Daniel Henning and Stacy Reed Payton produce.

Previously developed as part of the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, Terre Haute made its stage premiere as part of the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and transferred to West End's Trafalgar Studios in May 2007. The play received its New York debut in 2009 at 59E59 Theaters.

For tickets, phone (323) 661-9827 or visit TheBlank.