Casting complete for CSC's A Month in the Country

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The Classic Stage Company has now announced full casting for its forthcoming production of Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, directed by Erica Schmidt, which will begin previews on 9 January 2015, before an official opening on 29 January, and a limited run through to 22 February 2015.

Joining previously announced 'Game of Thrones' star Peter Dinklage (Rakitin) and 'Orange is the New Black' actress Taylor Schilling (Natalya) will be Emmy nominee and Golden Globe-winner Anthony Edwards (Arkady), Emmy nominee Annabella Sciorra (Lizaveta) and Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Franz (Anna).

Completing the cast will be Peter Appel, Ian Etheridge, Mike Faist, James Joseph O'Neil, Elizabeth Ramos, Thomas Jay Ryan, Frank Van Putten and Megan West.

The creative team behind A Month in the Country has also been announced and features scenic design by Mark Wendland, costumes by Tom Broecker, lighting by Jeff Croiter and sound design by Bart Fasbender.

Synopsis: "A Month In The Country chronicles the turmoil that befalls an otherwise quiet country estate when a handsome young tutor arrives to teach Natalya Petrovna's young son. But it is Natalya (Schilling) who soon becomes interested in a tutelage of another kind, much to the consternation of her husband and her long suffering friend, Rakitin (Dinklage), who is hopelessly and secretly smitten with her."

Anthony Edwards (Arkady) is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Mark Greene on 'ER,' for which he earned a Golden Globe and four Emmy nominations. Other screen credits include 'Revenge of the Nerds,' 'Top Gun,' 'Miracle Mile,' 'The Client,' 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart,' and 'The Forgotten.'

Annabella Sciorra (Lizaveta) appeared on Broadway in 'The Motherf**er with the Hat' and has appeared off-Broadway in 'Those the River Keeps,' 'The Vagina Monologues,' 'Roar,' 'Spain.' She is perhaps best known for her Emmy-nominated role as Gloria in 'The Sopranos'. Other screen credits include 'Jungle Fever,' 'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle,' 'Underworld, 'Cop Land,' and 'What Dreams May Come'.

Elizabeth Franz (Anna) received a Tony award for her performance as Linda Loman in the 1999 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman.' She also earned Tony nominations for her performances in 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' (1983) and 'Morning's at Seven' (2002). Other selected theatre credits include 'Buried Child' at London's Royal National Theatre, 'Against the Rising Sea,' 'Bird Sanctuary,' 'The Glass Menagerie,' 'The Cripple of Inishmaan,' 'The Comedy of Errors,' 'A View from the Bridge,' 'The Matchmaker,' 'The Wizard of Oz,' and 'Great Expectations.'

- by Tom Millward

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