“Seminar,” the sexy, smart new comedy starring Academy Award and Emmy Award-nominee Jeff Goldblum opens October 17 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Obie Award-winner Sam Gold, “Seminar” is by Pulitzer Prize finalist and “Smash” creator Theresa Rebeck. Performances continue through November 18, 2012. (“Seminar” began previews October 10.)
In “Seminar,” four aspiring young writers played by Aya Cash, Jennifer Ikeda, Greg Keller and Lucas Near-Verbrugghe sign up for private writing classes taught by an international literary figure played by Goldblum. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this provocative new comedy.
The production of “Seminar” at the Ahmanson features the complete Broadway design team: set and costume design by Tony Award-nominee and two-time Obie Award-winner David Zinn, lighting design by Drama Desk Award-nominee Ben Stanton and original music and sound design by two-time Drama Desk Award-winner John Gromada.
“Seminar” is produced by Jeffrey Finn, Jill Furman, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith, Roy Furman, David Ian, David Mirvish, Amy Nauiokas and James Spry.
For tickets and information, please go to CenterTheatreGroup.org, the Center Theatre Group box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre or call (213) 972-4400.