Susan Sullivan in a new play

Susan Sullivan has joined the L.A. Theatre Works cast of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal, which will begin
classes Jan. 12 at the Skirball Cultural Center. The "Falcon Crest" and "Castle" star will play Lady Sneerwell in a cast that also features the previously announced Julian Sands as Joseph Surface, Jane Carr as Mrs. Candour and Tara Summers as Lady Teazle.

Michael Hackett will direct the production, which will run through Jan. 16.

All LATW productions are recorded and broadcast on LATW's nationally syndicated radio theatre series, "The Play's the Thing."

According to LATW, "The School For Scandal is a delightful, madcap and maliciously catty romp. Centuries before Jerry Springer, Ricki Lake and the National Enquirer appeared on the scene, Sheridan gave us such gossip-mongers as Lady Sneerwell, Widow Snake, Lady Candour and Benjamin Backbite in a comic story filled with complications, ironies, surprises and schemes that go horribly wrong - a prototype of situation comedy that reveals many of the same guilty pleasures and petty obsessions we know today. After all, slander and gossip never go out of style!"

For tickets to any of "The Play's the Thing" productions at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, call the L.A. Theatre Works box office at (310) 827-0889.

For more information visit latw.org.

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