David Selby has canceled his appearance in the University Arts Series performance ofThe Caine Mutiny Court-Martialon Oct. 15 at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center.
Selby, a Morgantown native, recently signed on to film a new HBO series, and the production schedule has forced him to cancel this appearance.
Stage and screen veteran John Vickery will portray Lt. Commander Philip Frances Queeg in the production, and Eric Stoltz, as previously publicized, will portray Lt. Barney Greenwald.
Stoltz and Vickery will offer a fictitious account of the USS Caine, Capt. Queeg and the mutinous acts aboard the ship rocked by a typhoon during World War II that is based on Herman Wouks Pulitzer Prize-winning novelThe Caine Mutiny.
This semi-staged, live radio theater production is produced by L.A. Theatre Works, the nations foremost radio theater company for more than two decades.
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martialimpresses upon the audience that very little in war is a certainty and the line between sane and insane is sometimes fuzzy at best. Capt. Queeg, one of the most famous characters of the American stage and screen, has been portrayed by both Henry Fonda and Humphrey Bogart.
As Greenwald, Stoltz portrays a peacetime Jewish lawyer and reserve fighter pilot who defends the accused executive officer. Stoltz is a theater-trained actor and producer who has starred in both independent and studio films. He has also acted in various stage and television productions.
His storied career includes a Tony-nominated performance inOur Town,as well as performances inSly Fox,Three SistersandTwo Shakespearean Actors.His film credits include the upcomingLather Effect,The Butterfly Effect,Pulp Fiction,Memphis Belle,Fast Times at Ridgemont Highand a Golden Globe-nominated performance inMask.He has made guest appearances on many television series, includingWill and Grace,Mad About YouandLaw and Order.
Vickery has appeared as Scar in the Broadway production ofThe Lion Kingand performed in the Broadway productions ofThe Sisters Rosenweig,The Real Thing,Eminent Domain,Ned and Jack,andMacbeth.His film and television credits includeRapid Fire,Big Business,Out of Bounds,Without a Trace,FrasierandNYPD Blue.
Tony Award-winning stage and screen actor, director and composer John Rubenstein will directThe Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.Rubenstein starred inThe Caine Mutiny Court-Martialon Broadway for Circle in the Square in the early 1980s.
L.A. Theater Works, whose productions are broadcast in the United States and abroad, has single-handedly brought live theater into the homes of millions. Under the leadership of producing director Susan Albert Loewenberg, LATW presents high-quality radio versions of plays before live audiences; broadcasts the results onThe Plays the Thing,aired weekly on public and XM Satellite Radio; and makes the recordings available on CD for classroom use.
The companys radio theater productions are a throwback to the time when all radio broadcasts were live. An LATW performance is immediate, spontaneous and features a connection to the audience rarely felt in a traditional theater setting. An all-star cast and live sound effects will thrill the audience and give life toThe Caine Mutiny Court-Martialsunexpected twists and turns.
Tickets to the Oct. 15 production at the WVU Creative Arts Center may be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com or at any Ticketmaster outlet (including Giant Eagle in the Mountaineer Mall) or by phone at 293-SHOW (7469) or 292-0220.
The University Art Series is produced by WVU Arts&Entertainment.
For more event information, call 304-293-SHOW or visit events.wvu.edu.