Flockhart back in ‘Bash’

Mantello helming L.A. run

NEW YORK — Calista Flockhart will reprise her roles in Neil LaBute’s three one-act plays, collectively known as “Bash,” at the Canon Theater in Beverly Hills.

Co-stars Paul Rudd and Ron Eldard will also be reprising their roles, and Gotham director Joe Mantello will once again helm.

Performances begin Nov. 27 and run for four weeks at the 381-seat theater. In an unusual scheduling move, “Bash” will be presented only on weekends — two perfs each on Saturday and Sunday, for a total of 16. Flockhart’s publicist, Melissa Kates at PMK, said that Flockhart would continue to film her Fox TV series, “Ally McBeal,” during the legit run, and was therefore unable to perform midweek in the LaBute plays.

Flockhart starred in “Bash” in an Off Broadway production last summer. The Beverly Hills run serves as something of a warm-up for the three men, who in February will be taking “Bash” to London’s Almeida Theatre, with Kate Winslet possibly taking over the two Flockhart roles.

Role playing

In its New York world premiere, the LaBute trilogy featured Flockhart in two of the three plays: “Medea Redux,” in which a woman details her adolescent affair with a school teacher, and “A Gaggle of Saints,” wherein the actress and Rudd played students who become involved in a gay-bashing incident. Eldard performed the second, a solo turn called “Iphigenia in Orem.”

Flockhart stars in the upcoming ensemble “Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her” with Glenn Close, Cameron Diaz and Holly Hunter. MGM recently picked up the Jon Avnet-produced, Rodrigo Garcia-directed movie.

The actress is repped by the Gersh Agency.

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