Boston's Publick Theatre to Present Entertaining Mr. Sloane; Casting Announced

News   Boston's Publick Theatre to Present Entertaining Mr. Sloane; Casting Announced
 
Publick Theatre Boston's production of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr. Sloane will begin previews March 11 at the Plaza Theatre with an official opening scheduled for March 14.

The all-British cast features Jack Cutmore-Scott in his American stage debut as Mr. Sloane, Sandra Shipley (Broadway’s Equus and Pygmalion) as Kath, Dafydd Rees (Publick Theatre’s Hay Fever and Lyric Stage’s 1776) as Kemp and Nigel Gore (Showtime’s “Brotherhood”) as Ed. Eric Engel directs.

According to press notes, Entertaining Mr. Sloane "revolves around the charming, enigmatic Mr. Sloane as he arrives to rent a room from Kath, a lonely, delusional landlady, in the junkyard house she shares with her declining father, Kemp. A handsome opportunist, Sloane quickly ingratiates himself, entering into seductions offered by both Kath, and her estranged brother Ed, who soon employs Sloane as his driver. Sloane’s past misdeeds and the dueling affections within the family soon collide, leading to a desperate act that proves the limit of his charms, and reveals the ruthless and cunning strategies that Sloane’s victims will engage in to preserve their unique arrangement."

Entertaining Mr. Sloane features set design by Dahlia Al-Habieli, lighting design by Kenneth Helvig, costume design by Molly Trainer and sound design by John Doerschuk.

Performances continue through April 3.

The Plaza Theatre is located at Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street. For tickets, priced $33-$37.50, visit bostontheatrescene.com or call (617) 933-8600.

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