Roundabout's Thérèse Raquin begins previews tonight


The Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Thérèse Raquin begins previews tonight at Broadway's Studio 54. The official opening is set for 29 October 2015 and the limited engagement runs through to 3 January 2016.

This new adaptation of Thérèse Raquin by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Émile Zola, is directed by Evan Cabnet.

Synopsis: "In this tale of love, lust, betrayal, and guilt, Thérèse has made peace with her loveless marriage to a weak man when her world is turned upside down by Laurent walking through the door. Unable to ignore their passion, the pair sets off on a violent path that may have far worse consequences for the perpetrators than for the victims."

The cast of Thérèse Raquin includes Keira Knightley (Thérèse), Gabriel Ebert (Camille), Matt Ryan (Laurent) and Judith Light (Madame Raquin) will be David Patrick Kelly (Michaud), Jeff Still (Grivet), Mary Wiseman (Suzanne), and ensemble members Glynis Bell, Alex Mickiewicz, Sara Topham and Ray Virta.

The creative team features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Keith Parham and sound design by Josh Schmidt.

- by Tom Millward