Set during Christmas time, 1937 in Budapest, Hungary, the play Parfumerie centers on two bickering employees at an upscale boutique who have been building an anonymous romantic relationship through letters.
Written by Hungarian émigré Miklos Laszlo, and adapted by E. P. Dowdall, Parfumerie’s charming plot has inspired several films, including The Shop Around the Corner, In the Good Old Summertime, and You’ve Got Mail, as well the Broadway musical She Loves Me.
The cast of Parfumerie is led by:
Richard Schiff (Tony Ziegler on “The West Wing”),
Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Dad, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas),
Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby on “True Blood”)
and Arye Gross (TV: Castle, Six Feet Under).
Adapted by E.P. Dowdall from the Hungarian play Illatszertar by Miklos Laszlo
Directed by Mark Brokaw
November 26 - December 22, 2013
The cast also includes Cheryl Lynn Bowers (world premieres of Adam Rapp, Steve Martin plays); Adam Farabee (Berkeley Rep The Lieutenant of Inishmore SF Bay Area Theatre Critics Award); Andy Goldenberg (films: Jack and Jill, Austin and Ally); Linda Griffin (Broadway: The Drowsy Chaperone; tour: A Chorus Line; 42nd Street, LA: Beauty and the Beast), Jacob Kemp (Signature Theatre Greenwood; Yale), Jackson Moran (Pearl Theatre Company, Yale Repertory Theatre); Tony Pasqualini (South Coast Rep, Seattle Rep, Intiman, Mad Men, “Law and Order,” “West Wing”); Ariana Shore (Broadway: The Performers); Jayne Taini (TV: “Ave 43,” “Mad Men,” “ER”); Jill Van Velzer (Pasadena Playhouse The Heiress, also The Matchmaker, Harvey, Boeing Boeing, She Loves Me); and Matt Walton (off-B’way Berger in Hair; “One Life to Live,” “All My Children”).
About the sponsor:
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) officially opened its doors to the public in October 2013 with a dedication and a series of Galas, followed by programming beginning November 8 with the Martha Graham Dance Company. This new venue transforms a Beverly Hills city block, facing Santa Monica Boulevard, between Crescent and Canon Drives, into a vibrant new cultural destination with two distinct, elegant buildings: the historic 1933 Italianate-style Beverly Hills Post Office and the new, contemporary 500-seat, state-of-the-art Goldsmith Theater.
For its Inaugural Season, The Wallis will produce and present outstanding theater, music and dance, as well as exciting programming for the family audience. The venue will also enhance the live theater experience through special exhibitions that will reveal another layer of meaning to a show or presentation