Zachary Quinto to lead MCC Theater's Smokefall

MCC Theater has announced that Emmy nominee Zachary Quinto will lead the cast of the upcoming production of Noah Haidle's drama Smokefall directed by Anne Kauffman, which will begin previews on 3 February 2016, with an official opening on 22 February and a limited run through to 13 March 2016.

Zachary Quinto made his Broadway debut in the 2013-14 revival of 'The Glass Menagerie' and his off-Broadway debut in Signature Theatre's 'Angels in America' (Part 1: Millennium Approaches and Part 2: Perestroika). He is perhaps best known for his role as Spock in the rebooted "Star Trek" movie franchise, as well as the "American Horror Story", "24," "So Notorious," and "Heroes" TV series. He also received an Emmy nomination in 2013 for "American Horror Story."

Synopsis: "Magical realism collides with manic vaudeville in a family drama unlike any you've ever seen. The Twins swap philosophy while awaiting their birth, Beauty eats dirt and doesn't speak, Father is about to drive away and never return, and a man named Footnote acts as our guide. Whipping from astonishing tenderness to profound humor and back again, this wholly original play uncovers the extraordinary family connections we all stretch and warp across the years but can never quite break."

The creative team for Smokefall has also been announced and features scenic design by Mimi Lien, lighting design by David Weiner, costume design by Asta Hostetter, and sound design by Lindsay Jones.

Smokefall previously held its world premiere at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. This production marks the MCC Theatre debut for playwright Noah Haidle.

Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

- by Tom Millward

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