Joining Letts in the staging directed by Amy Morton (of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre) are Margo Skinner as Martha, Courtney Patterson as Honey and Joe Knezevich as Nick. Performances continue on the Alliance Stage at the Woodruff Arts Center through April 18 (opening is March 24).
Skinner created the role of Alice in Craig Lucas' Blue Window. Letts is an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago and recently appeared in the company's Homebody/Kabul. As a playwright, he has penned The Man From Nebraska, Killer Joe and Bug, the play about paranoia and our susceptibility to conspiracy theories, a current critical and audience hit at Off-Broadway's Barrow Street Theatre.
A staging of Virginia Woolf, by Edward Albee, is slated for Broadway in the coming season.
Designers for the resident Alliance run are Loy Arcenas (set), Susan E. Mickey (costume), Michelle M. Habeck (lighting) and Clay Benning (sound).
For information about Alliance Theatre (which will stage the world premiere of The Color Purple, the musical, in 2004-05), call (404) 733-5000 or visit www.alliancetheatre.org.