Boyhood Fantasy Girl Returns for Two Brothers in Noah Haidle's Princess Marjorie

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Playwright Noah Haidle's new work Princess Marjorie begins its world premiere at California's South Coast Repertory March 6.

The SCR-commissioned work will run March 6-27, opening March 11 at the Costa Mesa company's stage. David Chambers directs Princess Marjorie.

The new adult comedy with adult themes and language is billed as "a hilarious take on the shared memories of two highly imaginative brothers." The story finds the siblings reminiscing on their teen romances and one object of their affection in particular, "once so innocent and perfect, until she returns for a visit, all grown up."

The cast features Nathan Baesel, Michael Gladis,, Khrystyne Haje and John Vickery.

Haidle penned Mr. Marmalade, which premiered at South Coast Repertory Theatre and is slated for the Roundabout Theatre's 2005-2006 season under the direction of Michael Mayer. His Rag and Bone debuted with director Tina Landau as part of the Long Wharf Theatre's New American Voices in January. Other works include Kitty Kitty Kitty which played at the recent inaugural Summer Play Festival in New York City.

The design team for Princess Marjorie features Darcy Scanlin (sets), Angela Balogh Calin (costumes) and Peter Maradudin (lights). Jerry Patch is dramaturg and Randall K. Lum serves as stage manager. Chambers last directed SCR's world premiere of Rolin Jones' The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow. He also directed the Broadway premieres of Christopher Durang's A History of the American Film and Howard Korder's Search and Destroy.

The remainder of the SCR season lineup includes the world premiere's of Richard Greenberg's A Naked Girl on the Appian Way (April 1-May 8) and Lucinda Coxon's Vesuvius (April 24-May 15) as well as a revival of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge (May 20-June 26).

For tickets to all productions at South Coast Rep, at 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, CA call (714) 708-5555. For more information, visit

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