My new play, “The Death and Life of Mary Jo Kopechne,” will run at the Odyssey Theatre (2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles 90025, for two preview performances, Thursday and Friday, July 28th-29th, at 8 PM, then opening Saturday night at 8 PM and running weekends (Sunday matinees at 2 PM) through August 12th. Tickets available at:
The plays looks at the events of July 19th, 1969, when Senator Kennedy drove his car into a pond on Chappaquiddick Island, from the point of view of the victim, Mary Jo Kopechne. The panicked senator is joined by his two dead brothers, JFK and RFK, and his stroke-ridden father, to help him do damage control. The four of them desperately are trying to come up with a strategy that will not ruin Ted Kennedy’s career — or worse, land him in jail for vehicular manslaughter — when there is a knock at the door. They open it to find Mary Jo Kopechne standing there. Soaking wet. And very pissed off.
“Sweet Talk,” a film I wrote, is available on Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, Vids, as well ason these Transactional platforms: iTunes, Google play, You Tube, PlayStation,VIDS, Amazon Video and XBOX. It stars Natalie Zea (“Justified,” “The Following,” “Californication”; Jeffrey Vincent Parise (“CSI New York”); and John Glover (“Smallville,” and numerous Broadway productions, including “Death of a Salesman,” directed by Mike Nichols).