Center Theatre Group has announced the cast for the world premiere of “Quack” by Eliza Clark. Directed by Center Theatre Group Associate Artistic Director Neel Keller, the production will begin previews October 21, open October 28 and continue through November 18, 2018, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
The cast includes, in alphabetical order, Dan Bucatinsky (“Second Act,” Emmy winner for “Scandal”), Jackie Chung (“different words for the same thing”), Nicholas D’Agosto (“Trial and Error,” “Gotham”), Jessalyn Gilsig (“Scandal,” “Glee”) and Shoniqua Shandai (“I Am the Night”).
The creative team includes set design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Raquel Barreto, lighting design by Elizabeth Harper, sound design by Robbin Broad and compositions by Michael K. Hooker. The production stage manager is Maggie Swing.
Millions of women across America rely on Dr. Irving Baer (played by Bucatinsky) and his daytime talk show to help them lose weight, manifest their destinies and take their health into their own hands. Then, a take-down piece of journalism goes viral leaving his career hanging in the balance, his marriage on the rocks and his carefully maintained public persona in peril. In the frenzy of crisis management that follows, one thing becomes clear: if Irving Baer is going to fall from grace, he’s bringing everyone else with him. Eliza Clark’s hilarious new comedy exposes the shaky foundations of the wellness industry, the fleeting nature of 21st-century fame, and the relationship between the powerful men who dole out advice and the women who are supposed to receive it with a smile.