World Premiere of Tom Donaghy's Eden Lane Completes La Jolla's 2003 Season | Playbill

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News World Premiere of Tom Donaghy's Eden Lane Completes La Jolla's 2003 Season The La Jolla Playhouse has announced the final production added to their 2003 season as the world premiere of Tom Donaghy’s Eden Lane. La Jolla artistic director Des McAnuff will direct the work which runs Aug. 12-Sept. 14 in the California venue.

Eden Lane centers around a distressed woman who left the city to live in her dream house. Once there, she finds things with her husband, daughter and gay best friend aren't as she had planned.

Two time Tony Award-winning director McAnuff won his nods for The Who’s Tommy and Big River. He has also helmed Broadway's How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and A Walk in the Woods.

Playwright Donaghy makes his La Jolla Playhouse debut with Eden Lane. His works Northeast Local, Minutes From the Blue Route and Boys and Girls have been seen on the New York stage as well as others at The Goodman (Chicago), The Magic Theatre (San Francisco), Philadelphia Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory and Trinity Repertory (Providence).

The Playhouse’s now complete 2003 season is as follows: Emily Mann’s new adaptation of Uncle Vanya starring Amanda Plummer (May 30-June 29), the Arthur Schnitzler-inspired adaption Fräulein Else by actress Francesca Faridany (June 10-July 13), the American premiere of Martin Crimp’s The Country (July 29-Aug. 31), the world premiere of Eden Lane (Aug. 12-Sept. 14), the world premiere of Tina Landau’s Beauty (Sept. 16-Oct. 19) and the Aquila Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare's Comedy Of Errors (Oct. 21-Nov. 23).

Single tickets will go on sale on May 11. For more information, visit the La Jolla website at

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