Merkerson Heads Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba Opening June 24 in L.A.

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A Los Angeles revival of William Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba — starring S. Epatha Merkerson — officially opens June 24 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

The Center Theatre Group production began performances June 17 for a run scheduled through July 15. Michael Pressman directs.

Alan Rosenberg plays Doc, a man "who is caught in a hapless, 25-year marriage" with Lola (Merkerson). "Lola," press materials continue, "opens their home to a fresh faced young boarder and soon the precarious balance of the couple's relationship is shaken by [her] youthful sexuality and vivaciousness."

Merkerson ("Law & Order," "Lackawanna Blues") and Rosenberg ("L.A. Law," "Cybill") are joined in the ensemble by Roger Aaron Brown, Josh Cooke, Michael Dempsey, Jenna Gavigan, Bill Heck, Lyle Kanouse, Joe Mahon, Brenda Wehle and Matthew J. Williamson.

The design team includes James Noone (set), Jennifer von Mayrhauser (costumes), Jane Cox (lighting) and Cricket S. Myers (sound). The production also features original music by Peter Golub.

Come Back, Little Sheba replaced the previously announced world premiere of A Waitress in Yellowstone, a new musical by David Mamet, which has been postponed by CTG until next season. And, Rosenberg replaced the previously announced star Bruce Davison (The Elephant Man, "X-Men"), who left the production due to an "unexpected scheduling conflict." Tickets to shows at The Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA, can be purchased by calling CTG Audience Services at (213) 628-2772 or online at

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