Jenna Fischer and Greg Germann have been tapped to star in Meteor Shower, the new comedic play by Steve Martin that will reunite him with San Diego’s The Old Globe. That’s the venue where Martin and Edie Brickell debuted their musical Bright Star, which ended up on Broadway and scored five Tony nominations after its 2015 bow.
Meteor Shower revolves around Norm and his wife Corky who invite another couple to their Ojai backyard to watch a meteor shower. As the stars come out and the conversation gets rolling, cocktails flow, tempers flare, and sparks fly — literally. Alex Henrikson (Fish In The Dark) and Josh Stamberg (The Affair) will play the other couple, the production said.
Gordon Edelstein is directing in a co-production with Long Wharf Theatre, where he serves as artistic director. The play begins previews July 30 and will run through September 11, with opening night August 7 at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. The Old Globe has extended the run by a week due to ticket demand, it said today.
Martin isn’t done at the Globe yet: In February, as part of the 2016-2017 season, the venue will mount a production of his comedy Picasso At The Lapin Agile set to run February 4-March 12, 2017.