Whittier College News Release
For Immediate Release - January 3, 2000
Neil Simon's comedy, "I Ought to Be In Pictures"
ADD: Called "A finely-tuned theatrical blend of hilarity, honesty-[and] emotion," (WCBS-TV2), Neil Simon's "I Ought to Be In Pictures" is a poignant and tender, but nevertheless funny story.
Herb--a once-successful Hollywood scriptwriter--is having a dry run, which shakes his confidence. At this time, he's confronted by his distant and almost forgotten past in the person of his teenage daughter, Libby, who's trekked to Hollywood from Brooklyn where Herb had left his wife, daughter and son sixteen years earlier. While Libby tells her father she wants him to get her into pictures, she has ulterior motives of trying to salvage some relationship between the two. As they try to pick up the pieces, they discover a great deal about each other and about themselves.
Richard Kline (who plays Herb), is best known for playing the role of Larry Dallas in the comedy series Threes Company, but has also appeared in NYPD Blue, Murder She Wrote, L.A. Law, St. Elsewhere, Dream On and Step By Step, among other stage and movie appearances.
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