Trainspotting, based on the Irvine Welsh novel, which inspired the 1996 cult film of the same name, will begin previews March 6 at the Elephant Theatre in Los Angeles.
The show was adapted for the stage by book writer Harry Gibson and Roger Mathey (Geeks vs. Zombies) will direct. The production is set to open March 9. Trainspotting takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland in the late 1980s. The play follows the adventures of four friends--Mark Renton, Sick Boy, Tommy and Begbie--as they navigate a world filled with drugs, alcohol and petty crime.
The Trainspotting phenomenon first occurred in 1993, when Irvine Welsh's novel burst onto the scene. The book's darkly comedic exploration of tragedy attracted a loyal following and gained an even wider audience three years later when the Oscar-nominated film adaptation was released.
seat of your pants Productions first produced Trainspotting in Los Angeles in 2002. Roger Mathey garnered LA Weekly Theatre and Los Angeles Outer Critics Circle awards for his direction of the production, and the Los Angeles Times ranked it as one of the ten best plays of the year.
The show's cast includes Justin Zachary, David Agranov (X-Men: First Class), Matthew Tully and Karl Wade, who are reprising their roles from the 2002 production, along with Katie Aquino (You Make Me Physically Ill), Sam Bangs (Rock of Ages), Sarah Allyn Bauer (Sukie and Sue), Martin George Berishaj, AJ Jones, Elizabeth Knowelden, Libby Letlow (Masked Rider), Michael Lutheran, Francesca Manzi (Sex, Relationships, & Sometimes Love) , Travis McHenry, Martin J. Riddell, Jonathan Roumie (Anaconda), Katy Townsend, Alison Walter, and Ben Wilson.
The creative team includes Jason Rupert (scenic design), Michael Mallinson (lighting design), Traci LaDue (costume coordination) and James Dethlefsen and Brian Palla (original music and sound design).