Adam Rapp's Metal Children to star Billy Crudup

The Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup will star in the world-premiere of Adam Rapp's play The Metal Children, which opens at the Voneyard Theatre on 19 May 2010, following previews from 4 May 2010.

Directed by Adam Rapp, additional casting for the play is to be announced.

The Metal Children: A New York writer has an explosive encounter with a small American town that he travels to in order to defend one of his young adult novels, which has been banned by the local school board. The controversy ignites heated emotions over religious beliefs and censorship.

Billy Crudup made his professional stage debut at the Vineyard Theatre in 1994 in Chiori Miyagawa's play 'America Dreaming,' directed by Michael Mayer. He won a Tony Award for his performance in Tom Stoppard's 'The Coast of Utopia', and also starred on Broadway in 'The Pillowman,', The Elphant Man' and Acradia. His numerous film credits include "Sleepers," "Inventing the Abbotts," "Almost Famous," "Big Fish," "Watchmen" and "Public Enemies."

Adam Rapp's plays include 'Red Light Winter,' 'Nocturne,' 'Finer Noble Gases,' 'Stone Cold Serious' 'Blackbird,' 'Trublinka,' 'American Sligo' and 'Bingo with the Indians.' He was a 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist for 'Red Light Winter,' which also received two Obie Awards. He is also the author of the Young Adult novel "The Buffalo Tree," which was censored by the Muhlenberg School Board in Reading, PA due to its themes, graphic language, and sexual content.

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