A play by Mike Leigh, the highly acclaimed British film writer/director (Secrets and Lies), is coming to the Odyssey Theatre in L.A. Ecstasy opens Jan 10 and runs through March 11. This Roadworks Production played in Chicago a year ago to great reviews and packed houses. A different production of the play was seen Off-Broadway two seasons ago.
A company spokesperson described Leigh's play as "a heart- piercing comedy/drama about British working class life."
Directed by Abby Epstein, Ecstasy is co-produced by Ron Sossi and David Mills of the Odyssey Theatre. Featured in the cast are Lance Baker, Debbie Bisno, Scott Denny, M. Darlene Hunt, Nick Offerman and Rachel Singer.
For tickets and information call (310) 477-2055. The Odyssey is at 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd. in L.A.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent