"Housewives" Star Denton Cast in World Premiere of How Cissy Grew | Playbill

News "Housewives" Star Denton Cast in World Premiere of How Cissy Grew
James Denton, best known for playing Mike Delfino on the ABC hit "Desperate Housewives," will co-star in the world premiere of Susan Johnston's How Cissy Grew.
James Denton
James Denton

Directed by Casey Stangl, the production will begin previews at the El Portal Forum Theatre in North Hollywood Oct. 16 with an official opening scheduled for Oct. 18. Performances will continue through Nov. 23. In addition to Denton, the cast will also feature Erin J. O'Brien, Liz Vital and Stewart W. Calhoun.

How Cissy Grew, according to press notes, is described as such: "In West Virginia, a baby girl named Cissy is abducted, and then swiftly returned to her parents. While she has no memory of those few terrible days, their ramifications haunt her family for the next twenty years. While her parents take sides in a battle that can't be won, Cissy becomes a sexually promiscuous, fearless and sometimes callous young woman with a penchant for her mom's stash and innocent boys. By turns tough and fragile, smart and foolhardy, savvy and naïve, Cissy is a complicated soul … but is she a creation of a long-ago tragedy, or of her parents' inability to cope?"

D-I-Y Project produces in association with SeaGlass Theatre.

Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

The El Portal Forum Theatre is located at 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, CA. Tickets, priced $20-$40, are available by calling (818) 508-4200 or (866) 811-4111 or by visiting www.ElPortalTheatre.com.

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