STAGE TUBE: Scenes from Center Theatre Group's POOR BEHAVIOR!
"Poor Behavior," a new play about lust and deception, marriage and fidelity by renowned playwright Theresa Rebeck, had its world premiere at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on September 18, as part of the Taper's 2011 season. Get a look at selected scenes from the production below!
Directed by Doug Hughes, previews began September 7 and performances will continue through October 16.
In POOR BEHAVIOR, a drunken late night argument about morality, history and ethics careens out of control, leaving two marriages and four lives in its wake. Over the course of two demented days in a lovely country house, this dark adult comedy asks the question: Is it adultery if they already think you've done it?
POOR BEHAVIOR is presented at the Taper by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn and features set design by Tony Award-winner John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award-winner Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Ben Stanton and sound design by Obie Award-winner David Van Tieghem.
The production reunites Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebeck with director Hughes, who previously collaborated in 2007 on Rebeck's Broadway debut, "Mauritius." Theresa Rebeck is a widely produced playwright throughout the United States and abroad whose work also includes "The Scene," "The Water's Edge," "Loose Knit," "The Family of Mann," "Spike Heels," "Bad Dates," "Our House," "View of the Dome," "Omnium Gatherum" (co-written with Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros and a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2004) and "The Understudy." She has written two novels, "Three Girls and Their Brother" and "Twelve Rooms with a View." She is also an award-winning writer and producer for television, including the shows "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Brooklyn Bridge," "Dream On," "L.A. Law" and "NYPD Blue," among others.