Brian Kerwin and Kathy Baker Set for South Coast Rep's Man From Nebraska
The show will co-star Susan Dalian, Jane A. Johnston, Hal Landon, Jr., Ben Livingston, Laura Niemi, Susannah Schulman, and Julian Stone. The creative team will feature Christopher Barreca (sets), Nephelie Andonyadis (costumes), Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz (lighting), and Drew Dalzell (sound).
The play focuses on Ken Carpenter (to be played by Kerwin), a God-fearing insurance salesman who suffers a crisis of faith and leaves Nebraska on a reckless but revealing journey of self-discovery. Letts is also the author of Killer Joe and Bug. Friedkin won the Academy Award for The French Connection. His other films include The Exorcist, Cruising, and To Live and Die in L.A. He recently directed the film version of Bug starring Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, and Harry Connick, Jr.