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Atlantic announces I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard cast

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

It has been reported that the Atlantic Theater Company has announced the cast for the forthcoming production of Hayley Feiffer's I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard at the Atlantic 2 Studio Space. Tony nominee Reed Birney and star of 'Nurse Jackie' Betty Gilpin will take on the roles of David and Ella, respectively.

I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard, directed by Trip Cullman, begins previews on 7 January 2015, before officially opening on 20 January and ending its limited run on 8 February 2015.

Synopsis: "Ella is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress whose sole aim in life is making her famous playwright father David proud. Over the course of a boozy, drug-fueled evening, Ella and David deliberate over whether to read the reviews of her off-Broadway debut... and things unravel from there. Halley Feiffer's new play pulls the audience into the middle of a deeply complicated relationship and sheds new light on the eternal struggles of parents and children to find common ground."

Reed Birney was nominated for a Tony Award for 'Casa Valentina'. Other Broadway credits include 'Picnic' and 'Gemini'. He is perhaps best know for his TV role as Donald Blythe on Netflix's 'House of Cards'.

Betty Gilpin is perhaps best known for her TV role as Dr. Carrie Roman in the Showtime series 'Nurse Jackie'.

I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard features scenic design by Mark Wendland, costumes by Jessica Pabst, lighting by Ben Stanton and sound design by Daniel Kluger.

- by Tom Millward

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