Graceland: LCT announce full cast


Graceland: LCT announce full cast
Marin Hinkle, David Gelles Hurwitz, Brian Kerwin, Polly Lee and Matt McGrath will be featured in LCT3’s upcoming production of Graceland, a new play by Ellen Fairey, directed by Henry Wishcamper. This New York premiere will open at The Duke on 42nd Street on 17 May 2010, following previews from 3 May and will run through to 29 May 2010. LCT3 is Lincoln Center Theater’s programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences. Graceland is a comedic drama about two estranged siblings (Marin Hinkle and Matt McGrath) who are reunited when they try to make sense of their father’s recent suicide. The production will have sets by Robin Vest, costumes by Anne Kenney, lighting by Matthew Richards and sound by Bart Fesbender. Playwright Ellen Fairey will make her New York playwrighting debut with Graceland . Her first play, 'Girl 20' was named one of the 10 Best Plays of 2006 by Chicago Tribune theatre critic Chris Jones and was nominated for two LA Weekly theatre awards. Graceland premiered earlier this earlier this year at Chicago’s Profiles Theatre. Director Henry Wishcamper directed Conor McPherson’s 'Port Authority' at the Atlantic Theater Company and 'The Seafarer' at Hartford TheaterWorks, Horton Foote’s 'Talking Pictures' at the Goodman Theatre and the NY premiere of Jane Martin’s 'Flags' at 59E59ST. Citing the need to develop strong relationships with new artists and to develop a new audience, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Artistic Director Andre Bishop and Executive Producer, Bernard Gersten) created LCT3 to offer new artists fully staged productions. Paige Evans is the Director of LCT3. This spring, LCT has begun construction of a new theater, rehearsal and office space complex on the roof of the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The 131 seat theater, to be named the Claire Tow Theater, is scheduled to open in 2012 and will be the home of LCT3. Bios: Marin Hinkle - Broadway: 'Electra,' 'A Thousand Clowns' and 'The Tempest.' Off-Broadway: 'Miss Julie,' 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Blue Window,' 'The Dybbuk.' TV: 'Two and a Half Men,' 'Once and Again,' 'Without A Trace,' 'House,' 'e.r.,' 'Brothers and Sisters,' 'Private Practice,' 'Law & Order,' 'Law & Order: SVU.' Film: "Friends With Money" and "I Am Sam." David Gelles Hurwitz - Off-Broadway: 'Close Ties'(Ensemble Studio Theatre) and 'Edgewise' (Cherry Lane Theatre). TV: 'Mercy' and 'Legally Blonde' (MTV). Brian Kerwin - LCT: 'The Little Foxes.' Broadway: 'August: Osage County,' 'After the Night and the Music,' Off-Broadway: 'Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine,' 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart,' and 'Emily.' Film: "Torch Song Trilogy," "Jack," "Mr Jealousy" and "27 Dresses." TV: 'Big Love,' 'The West Wing,' 'Monk,' 'Nip/Tuck,' 'One Life To Live,' and 'Frasier.' Polly Lee - Off-Broadway: productions at Here Arts Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, The New Group, Cherry Lane Theatre and the New York Fringe Festival (winner of the ’03 Fringe Festival Overall Achievement Award). Regional credits include productions at the Studio Arena Theatre, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Wilma Theatre and the McCarter Theatre. Matt McGrath - LCT: 'A Fair Country.' BROADWAY: 'Cabaret' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire.' Off-Broadway: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch,' 'Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers,' 'What Didn’t Happen.' Film: "Full Grown Men," "Boys Don’t Cry," "Bob Robert," "Desperate Hours." TV: 'Little Britain USA,' 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent,' 'Frasier,' and 'Chicago Hope.'