Will theatergoers trust Zach Braff with their ticket dollars? In his last stage outing, Twelfth Night in 2002, he sported a deplorable dye job and an iffy command of meter. His earlier part, a small role in the Public’s Macbeth, failed to register entirely. But Braff has ditched iambic pentameter for the snappier rhythms of Paul Weitz’s Trust, which bows at Second Stage. Weitz, best known for his American Pie franchise (see: Jennifer Coolidge) is revisiting the realms of the very rich, a world he first surveyed in 2005’s Privilege. Though Second Stage has remained close-lipped about the plot, they’ve revealed that Braff stars as Harry, a wealthy married man. Let’s hope he scrubs up nice.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, 2 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Starts: July 23. Continues through Sept. 12, 2010