Private Lives will open Saturday, February 18. The production will run through March 25. The show was originally scheduled to start previews February 2 and run through March 11.
The new dates were announced to accommodate the schedule of award-winning director Jules Aaron, who has signed on to direct Private Lives. Aaron most recently directed Michael Learned in Southern Comforts at International City Theatre and at Garry Marshall's Falcon Theatre.
“I’m thrilled that Jules has made time in his very busy schedule to direct our production of Private Lives,” says Christopher Trela, co-founder of Table for Two productions and co-producer of Private Lives. “I’ve seen many of the shows he’s directed over the past 20 years, and have always admired his classic yet modern style, which is perfect for Coward’s witty script.”
Private Lives follows the saga of perpetually dueling lovers Amanda and Elyot, two divorcees who unwittingly book adjoining rooms while honeymooning with their new spouses. They soon realize the folly of their new marriages and impulsively flee together to Paris, only to be caught days later by their jilted spouses. This stylish, savvy and still-timely comedy is loaded with pointed barbs about modern romance and the people we can't live with—or without.
Written in 1930, the original London production of Private Lives starred Noël Coward, Gertrude Lawrence, Adrianne Allen and Laurence Olivier. A Broadway production followed in 1931. The play has been revived several times on Broadway (including a memorable 1983 production that starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton), and has been produced in theaters around the world.
“This professional production of Private Lives is the first time in 10 years that the play has been staged in the Los Angeles/Burbank area,” notes Stasha Surdyke, co-founder of Table for Two Productions and Producer of Private Lives. “Another production of Private Lives is currently running on Broadway, but local audiences can enjoy our version without making the trek to the Big Apple.”
Tickets are $24.50 - $34.50 per person, and go on sale in mid January. A limited number of VIP packages will be available. For more details, visit www.Table4Two-PrivateLives.com.
ABOUT Jules Aaron
Jules Aaron has directed more than 250 productions, including over seventy-five World Premieres. He has worked at The Public Theatre (New York), South Coast Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival), the Pasadena Playhouse, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Utah Shakespearean Festival, McCoy/Rigby Entertainment at La Mirada Theatre of the Performing Arts, International City Theatre, Colony Theatre, Hudson Theatre, Odyssey Theatre, Victory Theatre, and many others.
Among the many notable actors Jules has directed are Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, Bruce Davison, Carrie Snodgress, Zelda Rubinstein, Greg Itzin, Sam Anderson, Mercedes Ruehl, Lee Meriwether, Jeff Demun, Ralph Waite, Marian Mercer, and Michael Learned. He has received 20 Drama-Logue awards, three Garland Awards, and an LA Drama Critics Circle award (with several nominations). He was also named Special Chair at UC Davis.