Geffen Playhouse announces early 2010 line-up

Plays featuring Ed Harris, David Arquette, Julian Sands

The Geffen Playhouse in L.A. has confirmed details of its early 2010 sked, including new casting for the Annette Bening topliner “The Female of the Species” and, at the org’s smaller space, Ed Harris reprising his turn in Neil LaBute’s solo play “Wrecks.”

David Arquette, Julian Sands, Mireille Enos (“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”), Merritt Wever (“Nurse Jackie”) and Josh Stamberg (“Drop Dead Diva”) have signed on to “Species,” in which Bening stars as a feminist author grappling with a number of visitors while she tries to work on her next book.

Joanna Murray-Smith’s play has previously been seen in its 2006 Melbourne preem and in a 2008 West End run. Geffen a.d. Randall Arney helms the U.S. preem of the show, which begins previews Feb. 2 ahead of a Feb. 10 opening on the theater’s mainstage.

Meanwhile, in the Geffen’s smaller space, the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, Harris returns to “Wrecks” after appearing in the show both in Ireland in 2005 and at New York’s Public Theater in 2006. LaBute helms his own play, a monologue centered on a used-car salesman whose wife has recently died.

The limited run in L.A. runs Feb. 4-March 7, with an official press opening skedded for Feb. 7.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Legit News from Variety

Loading