Angela Goethals will join Polly Draper on Stage II at Manhattan Theatre Club in Blur, by Melanie Marnich, beginning previews April 24. Official opening is May 17.
MTC artistic director Lynne Meadow directs the story of a troubled teenager named Dot, her gang of friends and her harried mother, who is slowly going blind. In 1999, the play won the Francesca Primus Playwriting Prize.
Also in the cast are Ken Marks, Chris Messina, Susan Pourfar and Bill Raymond. Draper's New York theatre credits include Trudy Blue by Marsha Norman at MCC Theatre, Closer on Broadway and Four Dogs and a Bone by John Patrick Shanley at MTC. Goethals made her mark as the star of Lynda Barry's 1991 hit The Good Times Are Killing Me (for which she won an Obie Award), soon after starring in John Guare's Four Babboons Adoring the Sun at Lincoln Center Theater. She recently reemerged Off-Off-Broadway, playing Juliet and Rosalind in small Shakespeare productions, as well as landing a role in the Vineyard Theatre's True History and Real Adventures.
The design team for Blur features Santo Loquasto (Set Design), James Schuette (Costume Design), Brian MacDevitt (Lighting Design), and David Van Tieghem (Original Music and Sound Design).
—By Robert Simonson