Behzad Dabu (How to Get Away with Murder), Linda Libby (Ether Dome), and Shannon Matesky (The March) have been cast in the La Jolla Playhouse world premiere of Ike Holter’s Put Your House in Order.
Holter turns the romantic comedy genre on its head with the new thriller, about a first date that turns into an apocalyptic lesson in survival. Dabu and Matesky will co-star as the would-be couple.
Lili-Anne Brown directs the production, running June 2–30 with an opening night set for June 8.
Dabu is not the only How to Get Away With Murder alum heading to the stage. As recently reported, Jack Falahee is set to star in Byhalia, Mississippi at the Kennedy Center.
Chicago-based playwright Holter is known for his breakout Stonewall drama Hit the Wall, as well as his seven-play series capturing the issues and intimacy of life in present-day Chicago: Rightlynd, Exit Strategy, Sender, Prowess, The Wolf at the End of the Block, Red Rex, and Lottery Day.
The creative team includes scenic designer Arnel Sancianco, costume designer David Israel, lighting designer Amanda Zieve, sound designer Victoria Deiorio, and fight director Steve Rankin.