Arkin, Clayburgh, More Appear in Greenberg, Margulies, Rivera Works at SCR's Pacific PlayFest

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Adam Arkin, Jill Clayburgh, Gregory Itzin and Charlayne Woodard are among the stars reading the new works at South Coast Repertory's 2007 Pacific Playwrights Festival, starting May 4.

The annual new play event celebrates 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 (which currently play at the theatre). Those premieres include Julie Marie Myatt's My Wandering Boy (through May 6) and David Wiener's System Wonderland (through May 13).

The lineup features:

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 also features Daniel Blinkoff, Michelle Duffy, Katrina Lenk, Patrick Kerr, Jeanne Sakata, Kimberly Scott and Melissa van der Schyff.

    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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