A Kid Like Jake: Full cast announced
LCT3's have announced the full cast for their world premiere of Daniel Pearle's A Kid Like Jake, opening at the Claire Tow Theater on 17 Jun 2013, following previews from 02 Jun 2013, and closing on 14 Jul 2013.
Directed by Evan Cabnet, A Kid Like Jake will star Caroline Aaron (B'way: 'Relatively Speaking'), Michelle Beck (Off-B'way: 'Much Ado About Nothing'), Peter Grosz (Greg) and Carla Gugino (B'way: 'The Road to Mecca').
Alex (Carla Gugino)and Greg (Peter Grosz) want only the best for their precocious four year-old, Jake. When they apply to New York's elite private schools, part of what makes Jake special - his passion for Cinderella and dress-up - starts to cause concern. The story of a husband and wife trying to do right by their son, A Kid Like Jake explores the unexpected challenges of marriage and parenting in the high-octane, competitive world of Manhattan privilege.
A Kid Like Jake has sets by Andromache Chalfant, costumes by Jessica Wegener Shay, lighting by Japhy Weideman and sound by Jill BC DuBoff.
Daniel Pearle's plays include Bel 'Canto' (semi-finalist, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, 2012), 'Tearin' Up My Heart and Plunder' (2008 Loeb Drama Center's Phyllis Anderson Prize). His short play 'The Truth About Christmas' was a winner of the 2011 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival.
Evan Cabnet directed the LCT3 production of 'All-American.' Other credits include the Broadway production of 'The Performers,' 'Warrior Class' (McGinn-Cazale Theatre), 'Outside People' (Vineyard Theater), 'Dream of the Burning Boy' (Roundabout), 'Oliver Parker!,' 'The Mistakes Madeline Made' (Naked Angels) and 'Oohrah!'(Atlantic Theater Company).
LCT3 was established in 2008 by Lincoln Center Theater as a programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists as well as developing new audiences. Past LCT3 productions include Ayad Ahktar's 'Disgraced,' winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and Amy Herzog's '4000 Miles,' a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize.
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