Screen Actor Jay Huguley Returns To Okoboji Summer Stage In Neil Simon Play
Returning to the Okoboji Summer Theatre Stage for his third year in a row, award-winning film and television actor Jay Huguley will star in Neil Simon's "I Oughta Be In Pictures," Simon's Broadway play, which premiered in 1980. Huguley most recently performed in the Okoboji's 60th Anniversary Production of "Boeing-Boeing," the 60s era farce comedy, last summer.
The versatile actor is most recognizable for his roles in hit television series like "The Walking Dead" and HBO's "True Detective" and in the Oscar-winning film, 12 Years a Slave and upcoming boxer biopic, Heart, Baby, which celebrates its U.S. premiere in Nashville later this month. Huguley will portray Herbert Tucker, the lead role originally performed by Ron Leibman, and later by Walter Matthau, opposite Ann-Margret and Dinah Manoff. In the comedy-drama play, directed by Stephen Brotebeck, Tucker is reunited with his New York daughter Libby 16 years after abandoning her, when he finds her at his Los Angeles doorstep.
While his daughter expects to become a successful Hollywood actor, Tucker is forced to come to terms with personal stuff of his own. The 61st Season run of "I Oughta Be In Pictures" will run from June 26 through July 1 in Okoboji, Iowa.