David Mamet
(© Craig Schwartz)
David Mamet
(© Craig Schwartz)
Full cast and creative team have been announced for Keep Your Pantheon and Duck Variations, a pair of one-act plays by David Mamet, which will be presented at L.A.'s Kirk Douglas Theatre, May 11-June 8. The production, which open officially on May 18, will be directed by Neil Pepe, the artistic director of New York's Atlantic Theater Company, which was co-founded by Mamet.

Jeffrey Addiss, Michael Cassidy, Steven Goldstein, Vincent Guastaferro, Dominic Hoffman, J.J. Johnston, Rod McLachlan, Ed O'Neill, David Paymer, Jonathan Rossetti, and Jack Wallace will star in the world premiere of Keep Your Pantheon, which is described as a rousing farce that follows the fortunes and misfortunes of an acting troupe in ancient Rome.

Harold Gould and Michael Lerner will appear in Duck Variations. The work, which was written in the 1970s, depicts conversations between two elderly men who are sitting on a park bench watching ducks.

The production's creative team includes Takeshi Kata (sets), Ilona Somogyi (costumes), Christopher Akerlind (lighting), and Cricket S. Myers (sound).

Mamet's newest play, November, is currently on Broadway, and American Buffalo will get a Broadway revival next season. His other plays include Glengarry Glen Ross, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, Speed-the-Plow, Romance, and Boston Marriage.

For more information, call 213-628-2772 or visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.