Atlantic annouce two plays to complete 2012/13season


Atlantic Theater Company has announced the two final productions of its 2012-2013 season: a world premiere from Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award-nominee Craig Lucas, and a world premiere from Atlantic Theater Ensemble member Rod McLachlan.


The world premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist (Prelude to a Kiss) and Tony Award-nominee (Prelude to a Kiss, The Light in the Piazza) Craig Lucas' new comedy The Lying Lesson, directed by Tony Award-winner (August: Osage County) Anna D. Shapiro, and starring Academy Award-nominee (Hester Street) and Emmy Award-winner (Taxi) Carol Kane.

The comedy will open at Atlantic's main stage Linda Gross Theater on 27 Feb 2012, following previews from 6 Feb 2013, and closed on 17 Mar 2013.

The Lying Lesson: In a remote seaside village in Maine, a woman who may or may not be legendary movie star Bette Davis shows up to buy the home of an elderly couple. Escorted by a young local woman who appears never to have heard of her, "Ruth" (Carol Kane) stakes a claim on her distant past, and plays a relentless game of cat and mouse with her new "assistant."

Additional casting and creative team to be announced.

Atlantic Theater Ensemble member Rod McLachlan will make his Off-Broadway debut as a playwright with the world premiere of his new play Good Television, directed by Bob Krakower as the final production of Atlantic's season at the company's Stage 2.

The play will open at Atlantic Stage 2 on 4 Jun 2013, following previews from 22 May 2013, and closed on 16 Jun 2013.

Good Television: Connie is a line producer and addiction counselor for a reality television show called "Rehabilitation," which chronicles families who are staging an intervention to help a loved one battle addiction. As Connie and her television crew begin to interview the family of Clemmy, a teenage crystal meth addict, things quickly unravel for everyone.

Casting and creative team to be announced.

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