South Coast Repertory Wraps Up The Season With Wendy Wasserstein's THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG

South Coast Repertory Wraps Up The Season With Wendy Wasserstein's THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG

Wendy Wasserstein's witty, award-winning comedy, The Sisters Rosensweig, wraps up the 2017-18 season at South Coast Repertory. The production, directed by Casey Stangl, runs May 5-June 2 on the Segerstrom Stage. Tickets are now available at www.scr.org.

The story, set in the early 1990s, is centered on three sisters-each extraordinary in her own way. There's Sara, the successful banker, whose 54th birthday brings everyone together at her London flat. Pfeni is the globe-trotting journalist. And Gorgeous is an irrepressible radio host. This smart, funny and enthralling play looks at the quest for love, acceptance and self-fulfillment.

Stangl said that Wasserstein's slice of life shows deeply human characters who are flawed and very funny. And The New Yorker noted that, "The laughter is all but continuous" in The Sisters Rosensweig.

"It's amazing how relevant the play is today, 25 years after its Broadway premiere," said Stangl. "The political context of the play has come full circle, because the characters in the play are discussing a rapidly changing world in which American nationalism, anti-Semitism and Russia are in the news. And here are these three sisters who are all struggling to 'have it all' in the form of both personal and professional fulfillment. How far have we progressed?"

Wasserstein (1950-2006) was an award-winning playwright. She won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for The Heidi Chronicles, a play that also earned a Tony Award and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, along with the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards. The Sisters Rosensweig earned a 1993 Outer Critics Circle Award, a Tony Award nomination and the William Inge Award for Distinguished Achievement in American Theatre. Her other plays include Old Money, An American Daughter, Third, Uncommon Women and Others, Isn't It Romantic, Miami and Waiting for Philip Glass. She also wrote screenplays for films and television, as well adaptations for ballet and opera. As a book author, she penned Pamela's First Musical for children, and was an essayist for The New Yorker, The New York Times, New York Woman and Harper's Bazaar, among others. She taught at Columbia University, New York University, Juilliard School and Princeton University and was an alumna of Mount Holyoke College and the Yale School of Drama.

The cast includes Amy Aquino (Sara), Matthew Arkin, Betsy Brandt (Pfeni), Bill Brochtrup, Emily James, Riley Neldam and Eleanor Reissa (Gorgeous).

The design and creative team includes John Iacovelli, scenic design; Denitsa Bliznakova, costume design; Elizabeth Harper, lighting design; John Polunas, sound design; Philip D. Thompson, Dialect coach; and Joanne DeNaut, CSA, casting. The production manager is Joshua Marchese and the stage manager is Julie Ann Renfro.

The Sisters Rosensweig has generous support from Honorary Producer Sandy Segerstrom Daniels. The Corporate Associate Honorary Producer is BNY Mellon Wealth Management and the media sponsor is KPCC Public Radio.

Tickets start at $23. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 25 years of age and under, fulltime educators, seniors and groups of 10 or more. For complete information, visit: www.scr.org.

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