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Bottom of the World: Atlantic announces cast

Atlantic Theater Company have announced the cast for their world premiere production of Lucy Thurber's Bottom of the World, opening at Atlantic Stage 2 on 14 Sep 2010, following previews from 3 Sep and running through to 3 Oct 2010.

Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin, Bottom of the World will star Crystal A. Dickinson, Brandon J. Dirden, Aubrey Dollar, Brendan Griffin, Kristin Griffith, Jessica Love, Peter Maloney and K.K. Moggie.

Bottom of the World: Heartbroken over the sudden death of her sister Kate (Jessica Love), Abby (Crystal A. Dickinson) delves into the world of Kate's final novel to deal with her grief and somehow move on. As the lines blur between the fictional world and her own reality, Abby attempts to make sense of life and death.

Playwright Lucy Thurber returns to Atlantic following the world premiere production of her play 'Scarcity.' She recently worked with director Caitriona McLaughlin last season on the revival of her play 'Killlers and Other Family.' Her other plays include 'Where We're Born,' 'Ashville, Stay,' 'Monstrosity' and 'Dillingham City.'

Irish director Caitriona McLaughlin makes her Atlantic debut. She most recently staged David Duggan's the 'Blackbird Sings' at Ireland's Playhouse Derry followed by the 2010 Irish Tour, and Lucy Thurber's 'Killers and other Family' Off-Broadway.

Crystal A. Dickinson most recently appeared in the hit play 'Clybourne Park' Off-Broadway. Brandon J. Dirden has appeared in the Broadway productions of 'Enron' and 'Prelude to a Kiss.' Aubrey Dollar was recently seen in the ABC series "Women's Murder Club" and starred on the Fox drama "Point Pleasant." Brendan Griffin starred in 'Clybourne Park' Off-Broadway last season. Kristin Griffith last appeared at Atlantic in the '10X20' anniversary one act play festival and recently in 'Ernest in Love' at the Irish Repertory Theatre. Jessica Love makes her Off-Broadway debut following graduating from Julliard's acting program. Peter Maloney has appeared in fourteen Atlantic productions including the recent world premiere of 'Trumpery' and the acclaimed production of David Mamet's adaptation of 'The Voysey Inheritance. 'K.K. Moggie was a series regular on NBC's "Mercy" and appeared Off-Broadway in 'Grace' starring Lyn Redgrave.

The creative team for Bottom of the World will feature scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Matthew Richards and sound design by Robert Kaplowitz.

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