A mini-Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion will take place when Gates McFadden and Brent Spiner appear together in a play next month.
The play is The Last Look Back, to be shown at the Ensemble Studio Theater/LA.
McFadden will be directing the play, which tells the story of the last day of Frank Sinatra‘s life where a “pretty young intern embroiled in a presidential sex scandal meets the legendary entertainer – and so begins a lesson she could learn from no one else. The Last Look Back is a surreal pairing of kindred spirits and a hallucinatory comic ride about mortality, redemption, and the end of the twentieth century.”
Spiner will be taking on the role of Sinatra. Sadie Alexandru (Mad Men) and Tracey A. Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS) will also be in The Last Look Back, which was written by Steve Serpas.
The pair compared working in the theater with working on The Next Generation. “Probably the biggest difference is there’s lots less time spent on hair and makeup, which means most of the time I look like hell,” said McFadden. “I used to think our TNG craft services was lame, but compared with what EST/LA provides for actors, the TNG craft services was high buffet at the Four Seasons. However, I do miss having a chair with my name on it. I found that helpful whenever I was feeling lost.”
“Probably the biggest difference, like Gates said, is there’s a lot less time spent on hair and makeup,” said Spiner. “So, as you can imagine, I look much better. I’ve had to dye my hair gray, which makes me look surprisingly handsome and not a day older.”
The Last Look Back will be performed on Friday, October 4, and Saturday, October 5 at 8 PM at the Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA in Los Angeles. To purchase tickets, head to the link located here.