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Apparently This is The Heir Apparent Cast

May 29th, 2015

The cast of The Heir Apparent

(L to R): Wallace Angus Bruce, Matthew Henerson, Eden Malyn, Suzanne Jolie Narbonne, Adam J. Smith, Rebecca Spencer & Adam von Almen

One of the blessings in running a professional theatre in the Los Angeles area is the availability of talent.  The competition can be fierce even when the project is unique, and that word can definitely describe International City Theatre’s next play — The Heir Apparent. This comedy is performed in very clever rhyming verse which requires finding trained, agile performers. International City Theatre is happy to announce the extraordinary cast for their next production.

Wallace Angus Bruce, who just appeared in ICT’s End of the Rainbow, will play Eraste. His resourceful servant Crispin will be played by ICT familiar face Adam J. Smith, who has starred at ICT in Private Lives and How the Other Half Loves. Matthew Henerson, playing Eraste’s miserly uncle Geronte, starred in ICT’s When Garbo Talks! Eraste’s true love Isabelle will be played by Suzanne Jolie Narbonne, mostly recently starring in the Troubies’ ABBAmemnon.

Eden Malyn, who has a recurring role on Orange is the New Black, will play Lisette. Madame Argante will be performed by Rebecca Spencer, who was a member of the original Broadway cast of Jekyll and Hyde. The cast will be completed by Adam von Almen, who appeared in Grease at Cabrillo Music Theatre, and he will play Scruple.

Another laugh fest by David Ives adapted entirely in hilarious rhyming verse, The Heir Apparent takes comedy to new heights with this story of mistaken identities. Eraste desperately wants to marry Isabelle, but first he needs to secure an inheritance from Geronte, his miserable old uncle. Can Eraste’s resourceful servant Crispin save the day with his powers of disguise and his quick wit?

The Heir Apparent runs June 17 – July 12. All performances are at International City Theatre at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. For tickets, call 562-436-4610 or visit

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