Newly Revised TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE at La Mirada Theatre Runs 10/1-10/17
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment re thrilled to present Marilu Henner, who will be reprising her critically-acclaimed Broadway performance as Lee Green and Caroline Aaron will star as Marjorie Taub in a newly-revised version of Charles Busch's hilarious Broadway hit, THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE, directed by Jeff Maynard (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee).
THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE will open October 1 and run through Sunday, October 17 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.
An award-winning hit at the Manhattan Theatre Club and on Broadway, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife concerns the wife of a philanthropic allergist, who is engulfed in a life crisis of Medea like proportions.
Her children are grown, her beloved therapist died recently and her mother grates on her nerves. She tries to lose herself in a world of art galleries, foreign films and avant-garde theatre, but finds she is barely able to rouse herself from her sofa. Marjorie's spirits suddenly soar when Lee Green played by Marilu Henner (reprising her acclaimed Broadway performance), a fascinating and somewhat mysterious friend from her childhood, appears on her doorstep.
ABOUT THE CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
Marilu Henner (Lee) is an actress, author, health guru, talk show host, producer, entrepreneur, director, dancer, singer, comedienne, model, and, most important, wife and mom. A five-time Golden Globe nominee, Marilu has starred in over thirty films and television movies and a total of nine seasons on two highly successful Emmy award-winning classic TV sitcoms Taxi and Evening Shade. Marilu has also starred in six hit Broadway Shows (including Grease, Chicago, and Tale of the Allergist's Wife) and has made over 2000 talk show appearances. It's no surprise that she won the "Talk Show Guest of the Year" award several years in a row. A multiple New York Times Best Selling Author, Marilu has changed millions of lives from the eight books she has written on health, fitness, and lifestyle, beginning with Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover; followed by The 30-Day Total Health Makeover; I Refuse to Raise a Brat; Healthy Life Kitchen; Healthy Kids; Healthy Holidays; Party Hearty; and most recently Wear Your Life Well. Marilu also wrote an autobiography By All Means Keep On Moving.
Caroline Aaron (Marjorie) is an accomplished actor who's compiled a long list of film, television and theatre credits. Caroline made her feature film debut in John Sayles critically acclaimed feature The Brother From Another Planet and worked with Mr. Sayles again in Baby It's You. Film audiences, perhaps, best know her as Woody Allen's sister in Crimes and Misdemeanors. She re-teamed with Allen in Deconstructing Harry, Alice, Bullets Over Broadway and Husbands and Wives. She's also enjoyed a long association with Nora Ephron appearing in Sleepless in Seattle, This is My Life, and Lucky Numbers. Other highlights include Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands and Paul Mazursky's The Pickle and Stanley Tucci's Big Night.
She made her Broadway debut in Robert Altman's Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and later reprised her role in the film. Next on Broadway Caroline played the female lead in Jose Quintero/Jason Robards' revival of The Iceman Cometh. The following season she starred in Mike Nichols smash comedy Social Security. Nichols first directed her on film in Heartburn opposite Meryl Streep and she continued her association with him in such films as Working Girl, Primary Colors and What Planet Are You From?.