"Weeds" and "Sopranos" Stars Set for West Coast Premiere of Stitching

News   "Weeds" and "Sopranos" Stars Set for West Coast Premiere of Stitching
Meital Dohan ("Weeds") and John Ventimiglia ("The Sopranos"), who starred in the Off-Broadway production of Stitching, the Anthony Neilson play about the twisted relationship between a man and a woman, will repeat their work for West Coast audiences.
Playwright Anthony Neilson
Playwright Anthony Neilson Photo by Neale Smith

Directed by Timothy Haskell, the production will begin previews Feb. 26 at the Lillian Theater in Hollywood with an official opening March 6. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through April 5. "Stu (John Ventimiglia) and Abby (Meital Dohan) love each other so madly, they're driving each other crazy," according to press notes. "Stiching follows the dangerously dark and inventive games the couple play in order to connect. As they circle and test each other, they role-play with reality and fantasy to the point where even they don't seem sure what is real anymore. When Abby discovers she's pregnant, the choices they make will haunt them forever. The visceral poetry and physicality between the lovers creates a surprisingly tender, often humorous, brutal romance. Stiching challenges the notions of modern romance in an increasingly complex world."

The creative team also includes Garin Marschall (scenic designer), Louis Jacobs (costume designer), Matt Richter (lighting designer), Elspeth Weingarten (properties designer) and Daron Murphy (composer and sound designer.

Playwright Neilson is part of the "In-Yer-Face Theatre" movement that is rocking Britain, where Stitching was a controversial hit.

Director Haskell's credits include Road House (Barrow Street Theatre), I Love Paris (Blue Heron Arts Center), Fatal Attraction (Classic Stage Company) and The Jaded Assassin (Ohio Theatre).

Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 7 PM.

The Lillian Theater is located at 1076 Lillian Way in Hollywood, CA. Tickets, priced $25, are available by calling (323) 962-7782 or by visiting www.StitchingThePlay.com.

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