Atlantic announces full casting for Mamet's Ghost Stories


The Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the upcoming revival of Atlantic founder David Mamet's Ghost Stories: The Shawl & Prairie Du Chen, which will begin previews at Atlantic Stage 2 on 27 May 2015, before an official opening on 16 June, and continue its limited engagement through to 28 June 2015.

The cast includes Nate Dendy, Jim Frangione, Arliss Howard, Henry Kelemen, Jordan Lage, Mary McCann, Jason Ritter and Derek Thomas.

Synopsis: "THE SHAWL is the story of bereaved woman who consults a smalltime mystic for guidance.  As the mystic collects clues to make contact with the dearly departed, will he help this woman through her grief, or merely help himself? In PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, a railroad car speeding through the Wisconsin night is the setting for a story of obsessive jealousy, murder and suicide, punctuated by a friendly card game that explodes into a moment of menace."

Directed by Scott Zigler, the creative team features scenic design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by Linda Cho and lighting design by Jeff Croiter.

This intimate production of Ghost Stories: The Shawl & Prairie Du Chen will honour the Pulitzer Prize winning dramatist and co-founder of the Atlantic Theater Company.

- by Tom Millward