A Body of Water: Primary Stages announces full cast


Primary Stages has announced the full cast for their New York premiere of A Body of Water by Lee Blessing, opening at 59E59's Theater A on 14 Oct 2008, following previews from 30 Sep and running through to 9 Nov 2008.

Maria Mileaf (Going to St. Ives) returns to Primary Stages to direct the three-member cast that features Margaret Colin as 'Avis,' Laura Odeh as 'Wren' and David Rasche as 'Moss.'

A Body of Water is the story of Avis and Moss who awake one morning in a house set in the forested hills above a picturesque body of water. The weather�s great, the view�s magnificent. However, neither of them seems to know whose house this is or who they are. Will a stranger at their doorstep be able to help?

Lee Blessing is the author of such notable plays as the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize nominated 'A Walk in the Woods' (1988), and the Primary Stages Outer Critic's Circle Award winning production of 'Going to St. Ives,' directed by Maria Mileaf.

Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director, said, �We are delighted to be working with this particular cast, and are especially privileged to have the chance to work with Lee Blessing and Maria Mileaf again. We could not have asked for a better group of people to depict this exceptionally thrilling piece of theater.�

The creative team includes Neil Patel (sets), Candice Donnelly (costumes), Jeff Croiter (lighting) and Bart Fasbender (sound).

Margaret Colin's (Avis) Broadway credits include 'Old Acquaintance' (2007 revival), 'A Day in the Death of Joe Egg' (2003) and 'Jackie' (1997). She recently played 'Queen Gertrude' in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of 'Hamlet'.

Laura Odeh (Wren) played 'Mrs. Manningham' in the Irish Repertory Theatre's production of 'Gaslight' (2007).

David Rasche's (Moss) Broadway credits include 'Getting and Spending' (1998), 'Speed-the-Plow' (1988), 'Lunch Hour' (1980) and 'The Shadow Box' (1977). Off-Broadway he recently played 'Konstantin' in the Classic Stage Company's production of 'The Seagull' (2008).

Primary Stages continues the 2008-2009 season with Shipwrecked! An Entertainment � The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself) by Donald Margulies (27 Jan - 7 Mar 2009) and concludes with the world premiere of a new comedy Chasing Manet by Tina Howe (24 Mar - 2 May 2009), featuring Tony Award-Winner Jane Alexander.

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