Robert Askins’ play will begin June 5 at La Jolla Playhouse.
The cast is set for the world premiere of The Squirrels, by Hand to God Tony nominee Robert Askins. The new play, directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, will run June 5 through July 8 at La Jolla Playhouse.
The company features Tony nominee Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!), Terence Archie (Rocky), Candy Buckley (Scandalous), Lakisha May (Everybody), and Marcus Terrell Smith (The Book of Mormon), as well as local actor Summer Spiro and UC San Diego MFA students Sidney Hill, Max Singer, and Danielle Wineman.
The comedy follows a group of squirrels as winter approaches. As tension builds between the rich Gray Squirrels and the outcast Fox Squirrels, and outsider infiltrates the group, launching their animal kingdom socio-political issues to soap opera heights.
The production will feature sets by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Paloma Young, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, sound design by Cricket S. Meyers, and projection design by John Narun.
The People (and Puppet) of Broadway's Hand to God Let Loose at Playwright-Bartender Robert Askins' Brooklyn Watering Hole