Circus Theatricals Presents MORE LIES ABOUT JERZY 5/18-6/26

By: May. 04, 2010
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Circus Theatricals opens its 3010 Season with the West Cost Premiere of "More Lies About Jerzy" by Davey Holmes, directed by David Trainer. Producing is Jeannine Stehlin. The production stars acclaimed, award-winning actor, Jack Stehlin. The production opens Saturday, May 15 at Circus Theatricals at the Hayworth.

It's early 1970s. World-famous media darling and controversial author Jerzy Lesnewski causes a scandal that rocks New York and Hollywood - after a journalist accuses him of fabricating key points in his autobiography about his childhood during the Holocaust and plagiarizing parts of his best-selling novels. The work is inspired by the life of Polish author Jerzy Kosinski.

Award-winning playwright/television writer Davey Holmes received a WGA Award in 2008 for his work on "In Treatment" and was nominated in 2007 for "Damages." "More Lies About Jerzy" premiered in New York at the Vineyard Theatre after a workshop at New York Stage & Film, with a subsequent production in London at the New End Theatre. Other plays, including "Montezuma," "The Chafing Wheel" and "What Big Eyes," were performed and developed at South Coast Repertory Theatre, the Atlantic Theater Company and The New Group. His writing for television includes "Worthy", his new pilot currently at FOX, "In Treatment", "Pushing Daisies", "Damages," "Happy Town" and "Law & Order."

David Trainer directed Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy and Keith Carradine in "Foxfire" on Broadway and at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. He staged the original Playwrights Horizons production of "The Dining Room" by A. R. Gurney in New York and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He has directed at The Long Wharf in New Haven, the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, and the Williamstown Theater Festival, among many others. On television he directed "Designing Women", "Grace Under Fire", "Cybill", and all eight seasons of "That ‘70s Show."

Jack Stehlin's extensive New York and Regional stage credits include "Salome" with Al Pacino, and nine productions at New York's Public Theatre including, "Richard II" with Steven Berkoff, "Henry V" with Kevin Kline, "Henry IV, I" with Mandy Patinkin, and "Julius Caesar" (w/ Al Pacino and Martin Sheen). In Los Angeles, Stehlin has appeared in myriad Circus Theatricals productions, including Shem Bitterman's "Harm's Way" (LA and Off-Broadway), which won the prestigious Pen USA Award for Drama. Stehlin may be best known on television as DEA captain Roy Till on the popular Showtime series, "Weeds." In June 2010 he can be seen in the season premiere of "Dark Blue" with Dylan McDermott. He has two films coming out in 2010: "Wilde Salome" directed by and starring Al Pacino, and "The Chicago 8" with Danny Masterson, Gary Cole and Phillip Baker Hall.
"More Lies About Jerzy" also features, Chet Grissom, Jordan Lund, Kristin Malko, CameRon Meyer, Neil Vipond, and Adam Stein.

Production designers include Allison Leach (costumes), Laura Fine Hawkes (set), Derrick McDaniel (lights), Roger Bellon (original music), Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin (sound). Stage Manager is Amanda Korkunis.

"More Lies About Jerzy" previews Saturday May 8th and Friday May 14th. Opening weekend is Saturday, May 15 at 8PM and Sunday, May 16 at 2PM. Performances continue Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, until June 26 (added performance Sunday, May 23 at 3PM). Circus Theatricals at The Hayworth is located at 2511 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles. Ticket Prices are: General - $25; Students & Seniors - $20. For Reservations, call; (323) 960-7788 or ONLINE: For Group Sales/Circus Theatricals General Information: call 310-701-0788 or

Circus Theatricals, celebrating its 27th Anniversary season and its 15th season in Los Angeles, is best known for producing classic plays or new plays with a classic twist. Circus Theatricals is a nonprofit theatre company with a studio ensemble of actors, directors and playwrights who develop and perform in Circus Theatricals main stage productions, Second Stage productions, and workshops, as well as participate in weekly studios. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jack Stehlin, the ensemble includes an active membership of working professionals from stage, film and television. The company also has a professional training center called The New American Studio for Theatre and Film, which offer studios in scene study, on camera acting for Film and Television, and more. This year, Circus Theatricals launched The New American Screenplay Contest, in which the winners will receive cash prizes, and the finalist in the short film category will have their film produced.

Award-winning and critically-acclaimed theatre company Circus Theatricals (Jack Stehlin, Artistic Director, Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin, Managing Director) announces their Spring 2010 Season, presented at Circus Theatricals at the Hayworth.

The West Coast premiere of "More Lies About Jerzy," written by Davey Holmes and directed by David Trainer (May 15-June 26)

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The Circus Theatricals 15th Annual Festival of New One Act Plays. (TBA)