Matthew and Minnie Try Out 'Perversity'
The "Friends" star, 33, is set to join Minnie Driver in a West End revival of the 1974 David Mamet drama, "Sexual Perversity in Chicago."
According to the show's producers, the "Friends" star, will appear with both Driver, 31, and actor Hank Azaria, 38, when the production kicks off previews on May 3 and officially opens May 14.
For Perry, this is not only a West End debut, but a world stage debut. Far from playing the wisecracking Chandler Bing, Perry has been cast as Danny in the tale of four young people looking for love. That would leave Azaria to play the role of Bernie -- as both men spend a great deal of stage time ogling women.
Driver's character is named Debbie. There is one more female role in the play -- a character named Joan -- but no casting has been announced yet.
As with any Mamet play, both the talk and the action are tough. Some productions of the play contain nudity, but details about what will happen in this version remain sketchy.
"Sexual Perversity" was the basis for the 1986 Rob Lowe movie "About Last Night," which also starred Demi Moore and Jim Belushi (and in a small role, Megan Mullally, now of "Will & Grace").
The show reportedly has not been seen in the British capital for more than a quarter of a century.
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