'the fall to earth'

Back in 2010, I was fortunate to be part of the producing team that offered up Joel Drake Johnson's funny and heartbreaking play, Four Places, in Los Angeles at Rogue Machine. That production was helmed by my dear friend and frequent collaborator, Robin Larsen, and featured Roxanne Hart in one of the lead roles. Its quartet of actors and creative team went on to many richly-deserved award nominations that season, including the Ovation Award for Best Production, Intimate Theater, which we ultimately won. The whole process was a thrill, and so I'm really, really excited to announce that I've re-teamed with Robin and Roxanne for another project written by Joel.

Earlier this year, we secured the West Coast premiere rights to Joel's equally dark and funny drama about family secrets, The Fall to Earth, which premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater several years back. Robin will again direct, but Rox and I will switch places--this time around I'll star and she'll produce along with the fine folks at Los Angeles' acclaimed Odyssey Theatre. And as the icing on the cake, the wonderful JoBeth Williams will grace the stage in a tour de force role as the mother of my character. Rehearsals begin this week with a February 11 opening.

Click here for performance schedule and tickets

I hope you'll join us.