Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' razor-edged new comedy APPROPRIATE opened this weekend on October 4 and continues through November 1, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!

Directed by Obie Award winner Eric Ting, the cast for APPROPRIATE includes, in alphabetical order, Hugo Armstrong("Bent" and "Waiting for Godot," Taper), Robert Beitzel ("Our Town," Barrow Street Theatre; "Women or Nothing," Atlantic Theater), Melora Hardin (Amazon's "Transparent"; "Chicago," Broadway ), Grace Kaufman ("Coney Island Christmas," Geffen; "The Last Ship," TNT), Zarah Mahler ("Soul Doctor," Broadway; "Stupid Fucking Bird," Boston Court), Will Tranfo (the films "Ennui" and "Bastard") and Missy Yager ("Diary of Anne Frank," Broadway; "This is Our Youth," off-Broadway). (One role remains to be cast.)

Scenic design for APPROPRIATE is by Mimi Lien, costume design is by Laura Bauer, lighting is by Christopher Kuhl, sound design is by Matt Tierney, the fight director is Steve Rankin and casting is by Meg Fister. The production stage manager is David S. Franklin.

The sins of the forbearers echo throughout APPROPRIATE As estranged family members convene in Arkansas to settle the patriarch's estate, they discover in the ruin and clutter of their crumbling plantation home an album filled with disturbing photos. Sparks fly when the siblings debate possible family ties to this unwanted legacy, and their tenuous reunion brings up old rivalries and family secrets that soon toss them all into a tailspin.

Tickets for APPROPRIATE are available at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org or by calling (213) 628-2772. Tickets range from $25 - $85 (ticket prices are subject to change). The Mark Taper Forum is located at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.

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Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actor Sam Anderson

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Sam Anderson

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actor Aaron Takahashi

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Aaron Takahashi

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
CTG Director of New Play Development Pier Carlo Talenti and actor Sam Anderson

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actress Pooja Batra

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Pooja Batra

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actress Amy Landecker

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Amy Landecker

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actress Jillian Armenante

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Jillian Armenante

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actress Charlayne Woodard

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Charlayne Woodard

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actress Amy Landecker and actor Bradley Whitford

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actor Bradley Whitford

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Bradley Whitford

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actress Suzanne Cryer

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Suzanne Cryer

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actor Keith David

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Keith David

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actor Chris Bauer

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Chris Bauer

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actress Marcia Gay Harden

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Marcia Gay Harden

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actor Tim Matheson and Elizabeth Marighetto

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Tim Matheson and Elizabeth Marighetto

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actor Chris Bauer and actress Suzanne Cryer

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actors Hugo Armstrong and Chris Bauer

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Robert Egan and playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, cast member Alexander James Rodriguez and director Eric Ting

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, cast member Liam Blair Askew, and director Eric Ting

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members David Bishins and Liam Blair Askew

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Director Eric Ting and playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and actor David Bishins

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members Liam Blair Askew, Grace Kaufman and Alexander James Rodriguez

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members Alexander James Rodriguez and Liam Blair Askew

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members Will Tranfo and Zarah Mahler

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members Will Tranfo and Zarah Mahler

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members Melora Hardin and Will Tranfo

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actress Amy Landecker, cast member Robert Beitzel and actor Bradley Whitford

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members Alexander James Rodriguez and Grace Kaufman

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast member Grace Kaufman and actor Tim Matheson

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members Missy Yager and Robert Beitzel

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members Missy Yager and Robert Beitzel

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members Grace Kaufman, (front) Alexander James Rodriguez and Will Tranfo

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members Grace Kaufman and Will Tranfo

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actress Suzanne Cryer and cast member Grace Kaufman

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actress Suzanne Cryer and cast member Grace Kaufman

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast member Robert Beitzel and actor Chris Bauer

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Actress Amy Landecker, cast member Melora Hardin, and actor Bradley Whitford

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast member David Bishins and actor Keith David

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members Missy Yager and David Bishins

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members David Bishins and Robert Beitzel

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members David Bishins and Melora Hardin pose with actor Tim Matheson

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members David Bishins and Melora Hardin pose with actor Tim Matheson

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members Missy Yager and Liam Blair Askew

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members Zarah Mahler and Missy Yager

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members Melora Hardin and Zarah Mahler

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members Melora Hardin and Zarah Mahler

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Cast members Zarah Mahler, Melora Hardin and Missy Yager

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, cast member Melora Hardin and CTG Associate Artistic Director Kelley Kirkpatrick

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and director Eric Ting

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