MTC announces full casting for Important Hats...


The Manhattan Theatre Club has announced complete casting for its forthcoming world premiere of Nick Jones' comedy Important Hats of the Twentieth Century, directed by Moritz Von Stuelpnagel, which will begin previews at the Studio at Stage II, as part of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series, on 10 November 2015, before an official opening on 23 November 2015 and a limited run through to 13 December 2015.

The cast in alphabetical order includes Remy Auberjonois (Man 1), Jon Bass (Man 2), John Behlmann (Doyle), Reed Campbell (Kern), Carson Elrod (Sam Greevy), Maria Elena Ramirez (Woman), Matthew Saldivar (Paul Roms), Triney Sandoval (Man 4), and Henry Vick (Man 3).

Synopsis: "Important Hats of the Twentieth Century spins the tale of Sam Greevy, the hottest fashion designer in 1930’s New York... that is, until rival Paul Roms starts releasing strange but popular pieces like 'sweatshirts,' 'tracksuits' and 'skater pants.' When Greevy's minions break into Roms's shady operation, they make a startling discovery that could explain from where – or should we say from when? – these avant-garde ensembles are coming. Soon, this rivalry turns into a battle for the very future of humankind, and more importantly, fashion!"

The creative team behind Important Hats of the Twentieth Century features scenic design by Timothy R. Mackabee, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Jason Lyons, original music and sound design by Palmer Hefferan, and fight direction by Robert Westley.

- by Tom Millward

Carson Elrod