Arden Myrin takes the third and final role in the Public Theater's New York premiere of David Mamet's new play, Boston Marriage. She joins stars Kate Burton and Martha Plimpton in the Karen Kohlhaas-directed production.
The play begins previews Nov. 5 for a Nov. 20 opening and a run through Dec. 8.
Kate Burton replaced "Sex and the City" star Kim Cattrall, who recently withdrew from the project. Burton, who plays Anna, won two Tony nominations last spring, for The Elephant Man and Hedda Gabler.
Martha Plimpton, who takes the role of Claire, earned solid reviews in last season's Atlantic Theatre Company production of Hobson's Choice. Much of her stage work has been seen in Chicago at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where she is an ensemble member. At the theatre, she acted in Playboy of the Western World and Hedda Gabler, the latter performance favorably compared to Kate Burton's recent Broadway turn.
Myrin, who plays Catherine, the maid, acted at the Public a decade ago in Pericles, a Michael Greif staging that also featured Plimpton. Myrin and Plimpton also worked together on Hobson's Choice and Playboy of the Western World. Boston Marriage, which had its 1999 U.S. debut in Boston (appropriately), is an odd departure for man's man Mamet. The play is about the prickly and arch relationship between two Victorian era women, Clare and Anna, who live together. Mamet's wife, Rebecca Pidgeon, starred in the Boston staging.
The London cast of the play featured Zoë Wanamaker, Anna Chancellor and Lyndsey Marshal.
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—By Robert Simonson