Dust, Richard Masur and Hunter Foster to star in new play by Billy Goda

Emmy Award nominee Richard Masur (The Burning Bed) and Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster (Little Shop of Horrors) are to star in Dust, a new thriller by Billy Goda, opening at the Westside Theatre (downstairs) on 4 Dec 2008, following previews from 18 Nov 2008.

Dust One man is an executive with money and a paunch. The other is an ex-con with street smarts and a minimum-wage position. One man says 'jump.' The other won�t say 'how high,' but defiantly asks 'why?'. What starts off as a battle of wills over who will do the dusting escalates into a war for respect, the upper hand and survival. Who will be standing when the dust settles?

Directed by Scott Zigler, Dust will also feature feature Laura E. Campbell, Curtis McClarin and John Schiappa.

The creative team includes Caleb Wertenbaker (sets), Theresa Squire (costumes) and Charles Foster (lighting).

Richard Masur (Martin) was nominated for an Emmy in 1985 for his role as 'Aryon Greydanus' in the TV film, 'Burning Bed.' His Broadway credits include 'Democracy' (2004) and 'The Changing Room' (1973). He last appeared off-Broadway earlier this year when he played 'Danny' in the New Group's production of Mike Leigh's 'Two Thousand Years.'

Hunter Foster (Zeke) was nominated for a Tony Award fos his performance as 'Seymour' in 'Little Shop of Horrors' (2003). His other Broadway credits include starring as 'Bobby Strong' in 'Urinetown' (2001), 'Leo Bloom' in 'The Producers' (2001), 'Footloose' (1998), 'King David' (1997), 'Grease' (1994 revival) and 'Les Miserables' (1987). 'Grease,' 'Footloose' (1998), and 'King David.' He last appeared off-Broadway in last 2007 when he starred as 'Victor Frankenstein' in 'Frankenstein, A New Musical.'

Scott Zigler (Director) directed David Mamet�s 'The Old Neighborhood' (1997) on Broadway, after directing the world premiere production at the American Repertory Theatre. Off-Broadway he has directed 'The Cherry Orchard' and 'Five Very Live' and starred in 'Three Sisters' all for the Atlantic Theater.

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