Second Stage Sets Directors Bonney, Askin, Schweizer for 2003-2004 Season

News   Second Stage Sets Directors Bonney, Askin, Schweizer for 2003-2004 Season
Directors Jo Bonney, Peter Askin, David Schweizer join the previously announced Mark Brokaw for the upcoming Second Stage Theatre 2003-2004 season, a production spokesperson confirmed.

Bonney, who directed this past season's Off-Broadway run of Fifth of July, will helm the season opener, Lisa Loomer's Living Out, beginning Sept. 9. Bonney's other directorial works include Good Thing, References to Salvador Dali Makes Me Hot, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, Look Back in Anger and Stop Kiss.

Askin recently reteamed with John Leguizamo on his Broadway run of Sexaholix...a love story. The director who also helmed Mambo Mouth andSpic-O Rama for the solo star — as well as Hedwig and the Angry Inch — will direct Jonathan Reynolds' Dinner with Demons for Second Stage.

Charles L. Mee's comedy Wintertime receives a New York staging by collaborator Schweizer. The director previously staged Mee's Full Circle and The Investigation of the Murder in El Salvador. He also reteams with Second Stage Theatre who presented Bad Sex With Bud Kemp.

The Second Stage second staging of Craig Lucas' Reckless — with star Mary Louise Parker — will be presented under the direction of Mark Brokaw. The production, which was part of the 2002-03 lineup, and then bumped to fall 2003, will now see the stage in spring of 2004. Brokaw told Playbill On-Line the change was made to fit the stagework into Parker's "The West Wing" shooting schedule. *

Lisa Loomer, author of The Waiting Room and the screenplay "Girl, Interrupted," presents her latest work Living Out, in which a wealthy Los Angeles couple hire a Salvadoran nanny, only to find that she also has a husband and children of her own to handle. Playwright and New York Times Magazine food writer Jonathan Reynolds will perform his latest work, Dinner With Demons, in which he cooks up anecdotes as well as an entire meal. Reynolds' other plays include Geniuses and Stonewall Jackson's House.

Charles L. Mee's comedy Wintertime has already seen stagings at the La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle's ACT, Minneapolis' Guthrie Lab and New Haven's Long Wharf. The new work from the author of First Love, True Love and Big Love finally makes its way to New York via Second Stage. In the comedy, a man is about to propose at a secluded snowbound house when he finds that his mother and her lover already occupy the cabin. As if that was not enough, the father shows up with his boyfriend.

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