The change was due to a "scheduling conflict," according to Center Theatre Group, which announced the switch, and a spokeswoman for the company said What the Butler Saw is being postponed to another season.
What the Butler Saw, by Joe Orton, had been scheduled to run at the Taper Sept. 25-Nov. 3. The production was to have been an original Center Theatre Group revival, staged by British director John Tillinger, who has previously directed the play.
Humor Abuse is a one-man show starring Lorenzo Pisoni that recounts his experiences growing up in a circus environment. The production is slated to run at the Taper Sept. 17-Nov. 3, with an official opening scheduled for Sept. 21.
Humor Abuse has been performed in various cities including New York, in association with the Manhattan Theatre Club, San Francisco, at the American Conservatory Theatre, Seattle, at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and Philadelphia, at the Philadelphia Theatre Co.