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'Sideways' stage adaptation heading to La Jolla Playhouse
'Sideways' stage adaptation heading to La Jolla Playhouse

The recent stage adaptation of the bestselling novel "Sideways" that debuted in May in Santa Monica is moving up in the world. The La Jolla Playhouse said it will produce the play starting in July, with former artistic director Des McAnuff at the helm. Rex Pickett adapted his own novel for the stage. The plot follows two middle-aged male friends as they make their way through California wine country and meet two women who become possible romantic interests. The 2004 movie version of the novel, directed by Alexander Payne, was a critical and commercial success. The play opened at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica in May. It was a fitting venue to debut the play,...