World Premiere Theresa Rebeck Play Zealot Will Premiere at South Coast Rep | Playbill

News World Premiere Theresa Rebeck Play Zealot Will Premiere at South Coast Rep South Coast Repertory will produce the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award-winning writer Theresa Rebeck's Zealot - with casting including Charlayne Woodard - to begin performances Oct. 17 directed by SCR's artistic director Marc Masterson.

The production will run through Nov. 16.

Here's how SCR bills the play: "Zealot is set in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The British consul pours tea for the American undersecretary of state, avoiding her questions—with answers to ones she hasn’t even asked—that’s diplomacy at work. Meanwhile, in the street below, a group of women set in motion a carefully planned protest. The results are devastating enough to ignite a battle of wills and wits—now that a life hangs in the balance."

According to press notes, "Zealot is generously supported by Honorary Producers Yvonne and Damien Jordan. It also is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays award. It was presented as a staged reading during SCR’s 2014 Pacific Playwrights Festival."

In addition to Woodard, The cast for Zealot includes Demosthenes Chrysan (Golden Boy), Adam El-Sharkawi, Nikki Massoud and Alan Smyth.

The design and creative team includes Ralph Funicello (scenic design), Alex Jaeger (costume design), Russell Champa (lighting design) and Cricket Myers (sound design). Tickets begin at $22.

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