SAN DIEGO — Those minds over at the San Diego Repertory Theatre's Lyceum Space show no signs of expiring as "Six Women With Brain Death or Expiring Minds Want to Know" heads for its latest two-week extension, which will take the hit show through Feb. 14.
Sam Woodhouse, managing director of the San Diego Repertory Theatre and director of the show, took time out from going over the resumes of the Actors Co-op auditioners he saw last week (the Actors Co-op "is the greatest thing to happen to San Diego actors," he said), to express his delight that "Six Women" has been selling out virtually every night since its Oct. 28 opening.
"I've never seen anything like it in 12 years. People come back three or four times. They see it and come back with their friends," he said.
There will be some interesting changes for those who catch the show in February. Two of the original cast members and co-authors of the play will replace two cast members. Rosanna E. Coppedge, who originated the role of the girl "too fat to be prom queen," will reclaim that role from Seraiah Carol, who is cast in a show at the Denver Center Theatre Company starting Feb. 8, while Valerie Fagan will take over the roles of Melinda Gilb (although there might be some reshuffling of roles among the cast, too, Woodhouse said).