Martin Benson, director of Alan Ayckbourn's Round and Round the Garden, which runs April 16-May 16 at South Coast Rep, has announced the cast for the show. Featured are Susan Marie Brecht, Nike Doukas, Lynnda Ferguson, Allan Hendrick, Timothy Landfield and Time Winters.
The design team is SCR associate artist Michael Devine (sets), Susan Denison Geller (costumes), York Kennedy (lights), BC Keller (sound design). Julie Haber is production stage manager.
Round and Round the Garden is part of Ayckbourn's "The Norman Conquests," a trilogy of plays which occur simultaneously, with an exit from the set of one play creating a concurrent entrance onto the set of another play. Ayckbourn has written 52 plays since the early 1970s.
In conjunction with the new Ayckbourn play, the SCR also announced that everyone named Norman will receive a free ticket to the April 18 evening performance. Just be able to prove your name is Norman -- first, last or middle name -- and the ticket is yours.
"We have produced Ayckbourn plays for a decade, to the delight of our audiences," said artistic director David Emmes, "and we thought it was time to have a little offstage fun. I expect Ayckbourn would approve."South Coast Repertory is located at 655 Town Center Drive. Call (714) 708-555 for information.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent