Atlantic Theater Season Begins Sept. 17 with The Night Heron

News   Atlantic Theater Season Begins Sept. 17 with The Night Heron The American premiere of Jez Butterworth's play The Night Heron begins performances Sept. 17. Heron kicks off the Atlantic Theater's new season with a cast led by Chris Bauer, Clark Gregg, Mary McCann and Jordan Lage.
Chris Bauer, Mary McCann and Clark Gregg star in The Night Heron.
Chris Bauer, Mary McCann and Clark Gregg star in The Night Heron. Photo by Carol Rosegg

The company also includes Jim Frangione, Joe Stipek and Damian Young. Artistic Director Neil Pepe helms the production, which plays through Nov. 9 with an official opening scheduled for Oct. 7 at 7 PM.

The Night Heron concerns "two unemployed gardeners, Griffin (Gregg) and Wattmore (Bauer), [who] struggle to survive on pennies and poached rabbits. Forced to take in a lodger, the intense and mysterious Bolla Fogg (McCann), their private world is revealed and turned upside down." Playwright Butterworth is also the author of the critically acclaimed Mojo, a hit for the Atlantic.

Chris Bauer starred in Butterworth's Mojo and can currently be seen in the TV series "The Wire" and "Third Watch." Clark Gregg was also part of the Mojo company as well as the casts of Broadway's A Few Good Men and the films "State and Main" and "Lovely and Amazing." Mary McCann's credits include the Atlantic's This Thing of Darkness, Broadway's The Old Neighborhood and the upcoming CBS series "Surviving Love." Jordan Lage's Broadway credits number Gore Vidal's The Best Man, The Old Neighborhood, Our Town and A Few Good Men.

The creative team for The Night Heron comprises Walt Spangler (scenic design), Laura Bauer (costume design), Tyler Micoleau (lighting design) and Scott Myers (sound design). The production will play Tuesday Saturday evenings at 8 PM with matinees on Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.

The Atlantic Theater Company is located in Manhattan at 336 West 20th Street. Tickets are priced at $45; call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.atlantictheater.org.

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