Signature Theatre today announced initial casting for the world premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's new play MEDIEVAL PLAY, which Lonergan will also direct. The productionruns May 15 – June 24, 2012 with a June 7 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at the Company's new Frank Gehry-designed home The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).
The cast includes Anthony Arkin (I'm Not Rappaport, The Waverly Gallery), Heather Burns (Middletown, Lobby Hero), Tate Donovan(Good People, Lobby Hero), Kevin Geer (Unconditional, Twelve Angry Men), Josh Hamilton (The Coast of Utopia, The Cherry Orchard) and David Pittu (CQ/CX, Equivocation). Additional casting will be announced soon.
The design team includes Walt Spangler (Scenic Design), Michael Krass (Costume Design), Jason Lyons (Lighting Design), David Van Tiegham (Sound Design) and J. David Brimmer (Fight Direction). The production stage manager is David H. Lurie.
Two French mercenary knights set out on a quest for relative moral redemption against the classic comic background of late 14th century ecclesiastical politics. A story of friendship, love, noble feats of arms, indiscriminate brutality, the progressive refinement of medieval table manners and the general decline of the chivalric ideal at the onset of the Great Papal Schism of 1378. A new comedy by Kenneth Lonergan.
Single tickets are now on sale for MEDIEVAL PLAY at the Signature Theatre Box Office (212-244-7529) and at signaturetheatre.org. Tickets are also on sale for Athol Fugard's MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA! and Will Eno's TITLE AND DEED, as well as for the twice-extended Edward Albee'S THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE, which must close on April 15.
Tickets to the initial runs of all productions of Signature's Inaugural Season at The Pershing Square Signature Center are $25, part of the groundbreaking Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access, a program that guarantees affordable and accessible tickets to every Signature production for the next 20 years. Serving as a model for theatres and performing arts organizations across the country, the Initiative was founded in 2005 and is made possible by lead partner The Pershing Square Foundation and founding sponsor Time Warner, Inc., with additional seed support provided by the Ford Foundation, Margot Adams, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.