Signature Theatre has announced that John Pankow will replace previously announced actor David Pittu (who has left the production due to schedule conflicts) in the world premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's new play MEDIEVAL PLAY, which Lonergan will also direct. Previews will begin Tuesday May 15 for a Thursday, 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).
Pankow joins Anthony Arkin, Heather Burns, Tate Donovan, Halley Feiffer, Kevin Geer, Josh Hamilton and C.J. Wilson.
The design team includes Walt Spangler (Scenic Design), Michael Krass (Costume Design), Jason Lyons (Lighting Design), David Van Tieghem (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.