Arkin, Clayburgh, Itzin, Vickery and Woodard to Star in SCR's Pacific Playwrights Festival

News   Arkin, Clayburgh, Itzin, Vickery and Woodard to Star in SCR's Pacific Playwrights Festival
Actors Adam Arkin, Jill Clayburgh, Gregory Itzin, John Vickery and Charlayne Woodard will appear in the readings scheduled for South Coast Repertory's 2007 Pacific Playwrights Festival.

Bart DeLorenzo, Pam MacKinnon, Stefan Novinski, Octavio Solis and Chay Yew have also been added as directors for the Festival, which will showcase new works from playwrights Richard Greenberg, Donald Margulies and Jose Rivera.

The annual new play event will celebrate its 10th year at the Costa Mesa, CA, stage May 4-6 with seven plays.

Over the course of three days, audiences will be offered a workshop production, four staged readings and two fully staged world premieres. Those premieres include Julie Marie Myatt's My Wandering Boy (through May 6) and David Wiener's System Wonderland (April 22-May 13).

The lineup will feature:

Staged readings:

  • Donald Margulies' Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself) – An Entertainment (May 4 at 1 PM)
    Bart DeLorenzo directs Charlayne Woodard and Gregory Itzin.
  • José Rivera's Boleros for the Disenchanted (May 4 at 3:30 PM)
    Octavio Solis directs.
  • Richard Greenberg's Our Mother's Brief Affair with David Greenglass (May 5 at 10:30 AM) Pam MacKinnon directs Jill Clayburgh and Adam Arkin.
  • John Strand and composer Dennis McCarthy's An Italian Straw Hat (May 6 at 10:30 AM)
    Stefan Novinski directs John Vickery Workshop production:

  • Kenneth Lin's Po' Boy Tango (May 4 @ 7:45 PM, May 5 @ 2:30 & 7:45 PM, May 6 @ 2:30 PM)
    Chay Yew directs. The PPF acting company will also feature Daniel Blinkoff, Michelle Duffy, Katrina Lenk, Patrick Kerr, Jeanne Sakata, Kimberly Scott and Melissa van der Schyff. More casting is yet to be announced.

    Tony Award winner Greenberg (Take Me Out) previously penned SCR commissions A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, The Violet Hour, Everett Beekin, Hurrah at Last, Night and Her Stars, The Extra Man and Three Days of Rain. SCR has presented those works as well as The Dazzle.

    Pulitzer Prize winner Margulies (Dinner with Friends) also enjoyed SCR commissions for Collected Stories, Sight Unseen and Brooklyn Boy — all presented by the company as well. Other plays include The Model Apartment, The Loman Family Picnic and What's Wrong With This Picture?

    Rivera's References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot was presented in a workshop production at PPF in 1999.

    South Coast Repertory will conclude its current season with the Daniel Sullivan-directed staging of William Shakespeare's Hamlet.

    Tickets to the 10th Pacific Playwrights Festival at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, CA, are available by calling (714) 708-5555 or by visiting

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