Bergl and Menzel Cast in Black Dahlia Theatre's Forgiveness

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Casting has been announced for the Black Dahlia Theatre's production of David Schulner's Forgiveness, which begins performances at the Los Angeles venue Feb. 17.
Emily Bergl
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Directed by Matt Shakman, the production will officially open February 20. Performances will continue through March 28. The cast will be headed by Emily Bergl, most recently onstage in the New York premiere of Becky Shaw at Second Stage; and Ron Menzel, a leading actor at the Guthrie Theatre, where he's appeared in over a dozen productions. They will be joined onstage by Dahlia veterans Morlan Higgins and Lee Garlington, alongside newcomer Kendall Toole.

"Jill has accepted Ben's proposal," according to press notes. "But can he accept her secret? A newly engaged couple confronts the bride-to-be’s deeply buried family history as past, present, and future collide in this artful, funny, and ultimately moving exploration of the depth — and limits — of forgiveness."

Schulner's An Infinite Ache was part of the Dahlia's 2004 Polly Warfield Award-winning season.

The design team includes Kurt Boetcher (set), Heather Graff and Rich Peterson (lights), Joel Spence (sound) and E.B. Brooks (costumes).

Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling (800) 838-3006. The Dahlia is located at 5453 West Pico Boulevard (at Hauser, between Fairfax and La Brea), in Los Angeles.


The Black Dahlia Theatre dedicates itself to the "development and production of new plays by both established and emerging writers." Since its 2001 founding, Dahlia productions have earned multiple BSW Garland, LADCC, LA Weekly, GLAAD, and LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards.

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