The Siegel. Written by playwright and screenwriter Michael Mitnick, whose earlier comedy Sex Lives of Our Parents hints at (no, hollers) his variety of humor, if not his sincere Hollywood writing chops (he adapted the novel The Giver) by way of delivering more popular commercial fare. Part of the Pacific Playwrights Festival, the play’s protagonist Ethan Siegel is in love with Alice, with whom he broke up two years ago and who is now with somebody else. Maybe read The Seagull first, but either way, comedic complications ensue. So we figure audiences will be Russian to see it.
For this theater season’s to do list you can Chekhov the requisite, delightfully punny performance category by attending South Coast Repertory’s world premiere of