Wild Animals You Should Know: cast announced

MCC Theater have announced the full cast for their world premiere production of Thomas Higgins' Wild Animals You Should Know, opening at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on 20 Nov 2011, following previews from 3 Nov 2011, and closing on 11 Dec 2011.

Directed by Trip Cullman, the cast will feature Patrick Breen ('The Normal Heart'), Gideon Glick ('Spring Awakening'), Jay Armstrong Johnson ('Catch Me If You Can'), Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley ('Next To Normal') and Daniel Stewart Sherman ('Desire Under the Elms').

Wild Animals You Should Know: Matthew (Jay Armstrong Johnson) and Jacob (Gideon Glick) are an unlikely pair of friends. Matthew is a soccer star, full of brio and teenage swagger. Jacob is, well, not. Beneath the surface, though, the two are locked in an innocently erotic game of cat and mouse. When Matthew’s reluctant father, Walter (Patrick Breen), iis wrangled by his wife Marsha (Alice Ripley) into chaperoning the boys’ trip to a wilderness scout camp, he finds himself drawn into their adolescent game.

Playwright Thomas Higgins makes his New York debut with this tale of ruin and redemption that takes a magnifying glass to the sometimes blurry line between predator and prey.