Manhattan Theatre Club announces initial casting for The Perplexed

The world premiere of The Perplexed is set to begin performances at New York City Center's Stage I on February 11, 2020.

Frank Wood, Ilana Levine & Tess Frazer

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced initial casting for its upcoming world premiere of The Perplexed, written by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg and helmed by MTC's Artistic Director Lynne Meadow. Previews are scheduled to begin at New York City Center's Stage I on February 11, 2020, ahead of an official opening on March 3 and a limited engagement through March 29, 2020.

The cast includes Patrick Breen (as James Arlen), Margaret Colin (as Evy Arlen-Stahl), Tess Frazer (as Isabelle Stahl), Anna Itty (as Patricia Waloo), Ilana Levine (as Natalie Hochberg-Resnik), Zane Pais (as Micah Stahl), JD Taylor (as Caleb Resnik), and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (as Joseph Stahl). Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Synopsis: "Two families, whose lives have been tumultuously intertwined for decades, gather in the massive library of a gaudy Fifth Avenue apartment to celebrate the nuptials of their children. Nothing goes smoothly and as the big moment approaches, the burning question is: can everyone put aside long-smoldering jealousies and deep-seated grudges and just get through the ceremony?"

The creative team behind The Perplexed has also been announced and features scenic design by Santo Loquasto, costume design by Rita Ryack, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, and sound design by Fitz Patton.

Manhattan Theatre Club's currently running productions include the American premiere of The Height of the Storm, starring Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway through November 24, 2019, and the world premiere of Bella Bella, written by and starring Harvey Fierstein, at New York City Center's Stage I through December 1, 2019.

(Photos courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)