Black Sun, a new musical by playwright Stephen Belber and Counting Crows front man Adam Duritz, is presented Aug. 11 as part of the Ojai Playwrights Conference.
The Ojai Conference, which began Aug. 2, allows the public to attend performances of works in progress as part of the Summer New Works Festival presentations, which take place through Aug. 14. Robert Egan serves as artistic director.
Evan Rachel Wood ("Across the Universe," "The Wrestler," "True Blood"), who was at one time announced to make her Broadway debut in Spider-Man, co-stars with James Carpinello (Xanadu, Rock of Ages, Saturday Night Fever) in a cast that also includes Rob Morrow ("Northern Exposure," The Exonerated), Gina Loring and Liam Springtorpe.
Black Sun is presented at 7:30 PM in the Matilija Auditorium.
Here's how the musical is billed: "Eight New Yorkers - some new, some old, some just returning after having given up - confront perplexing questions and surprising answers in the wake of a world where the sun has disappeared. At first the Black Sun lasts only 23 seconds, creating havoc and moments of solace. But this upside down world eventually becomes permanent. Everything turns into something totally strange and revelatory."
Belber's plays also include Tape, Match, The Geometry of Fire and contributions to The Laramie Project.
For tickets, phone (805) 640-0400 or visit OjaiPlays.