Deja Vu Reading to Feature Michael Rupert, Robert Cuccioli and Laila Robins
26 Nov 2012
Tony Award winner Michael Rupert, Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli and Laila Robins will be part of an invitation-only reading of John MacNicholas' adaptation of Jean-Jacques Bricaire and Maurice Lasaygues' farce Deja Vu in December.
Craig J. George will direct the 2 PM reading, which offers a new adaptation of the French farce, on Dec. 3 at the Westside Theatre.
The play, according to the presenters, "follows the story of a high-ranking French politician who is about to be married in a double ceremony with his son when he learns the news that his dead wife may be alive and well. Although this news appears to threaten the two weddings, an American Army colonel, who breaks this news, has an even bigger bomb to drop. This comedy of international intrigue makes for head-turning spins, loads of laughter and many surprises!"
Rupert (Ragtime, Legally Blonde, Falsettos), Cuccioli (Spider-Man, Jekyll and Hyde) and Robins (Sorry, The Lady from Dubuque) will be joined by Angela Pierce ("30 Rock") and Todd Bartels.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.