Deams of Flying...: complete cast announced

The Atlantic Theater Company have announced the complete cast for the world premiere production of Adam Rapp's Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling, opening at the Classic Stage Company on 3 Oct 2011, following previews from 13 Sep 2011, and running through to 30 Oct 2011.

Directed by Neil Pepe, Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling will feature Betsy Aidem, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Reed Birney, Christine Lahti, Shane McRae, Cotter Smith and Katherine Waterston.

Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling: Something is not right in the world. The sky is a strange color, and there are geese bombarding the Connecticut home of Sandra and Bertram Cabot. This surreal play lifts the veil on the lives of two wealthy American families, and shows us how even the most polished among us can behave like animals.

Obie Award winner Adam Rapp (Red Light Winter) makes his Atlantic debut with the world premiere of Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling. His plays include 'Nocturne,' 'Faster,' 'Blackbird,' 'Essential Self-Defense' and 'American Sligo.'

As Artistic Director, Neil Pepe has directed numerous productions for Atlantic Theater Company, recently including the world premieres of Ethan Coen's 'Almost an Evening' and 'Offices' and Jez Butterworth's 'Parlour Song.' He made his Broadway debut with the revival of David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow,' followed by David Mamet's' A Life in the Theatre.'

Obie Award winner Betsy Aidem returns to Atlantic in Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling after appearing in 'Sea of Tranquility' and 'Celebration.'

Quincy Tyler Bernstine, who also won an Obie Award for her performance in 'Ruined' at MTC, most recently appeared on the New York stage in 'Born Bad' at Soho Rep.

Reed Birney appeared in Atlantic's '10x25' play festival earlier this summer. He won a Special Drama Desk Award last season for his work in 'A Small Fire,' 'Tigers Be Still' and 'The Dream of the Burning Boy.'

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Christine Lahti comes to Atlantic after appearing on Broadway in 'God of Carnage' and' The Heidi Chronicles.'

Shane McRae, who made his New York debut on Broadway in 'Take Me Out,' can be seen in the films "The Help," "Bad Teacher" and "The Adjustment Bureau."

Cotter Smith was recently seen in New York in 'Side Effects' at MCC and 'Next Fall' at Naked Angels and on Broadway.

Katherine Waterston has appeared in several New York productions, including 'The Hallway Trilogy' at Rattlestick, 'Bachelorette' at Second Stage, and 'Kindness' at Playwrights' Horizons.

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