Harrelson, MacLachlan to Debut
Jun. 29, 2002
LONDON (AP) _ Woody Harrelson and Kyle MacLachlan will make their local theater debuts Aug. 7 in ``On an Average Day'' by American dramatist John Kolvenbach.
The two-character drama starts previews July 25 at the Comedy Theater, with London-based Irishman John Crowley directing.
It is the latest American show to hit London in what has been a season full of them. Gwyneth Paltrow won acclaim in May in the London premiere of David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning ``Proof,'' while Matt Damon did sellout business in the local bow of Kenneth Lonergan's ``This Is Our Youth.''
Although some local commentators have disparaged the London theater's seeming over-reliance on American work, Crowley said ``On an Average Day'' could hold its own.
``It always upsets me when people say there's too much of any one thing,'' said the director, whose credits include a 1998 London revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical ``Into the Woods.''
There's plenty of space for everybody, he said.
Harrelson and MacLachlan are cast as brothers in the play.
Earlier this month, Harrelson was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage to a London taxi. He is to appear at a police station on Monday in connection with the case.