The comedy — which will play only 15 performances Sept. 12-30 — performs independent of the recently announced 2007-2008 season at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion in the Boston Center for the Arts. (Tickets, however, are available now exclusively to subscribers.) Penned by Boston playwright Noone and to be directed by Justin Waldman, The Atheist played as part of Huntington's 2006 Breaking Ground Festival of New Play Readings with Scott starring. In the solo work, Scott will play "Augustine Early, a crooked journalist who makes an art of clawing his way up the professional ladder," according to show notes. "When he turns the mayor's tawdry predilections into front page news, the scandal threatens to undo the one person he thought was immune – himself."
Scott has appeared on stage in Ah, Wilderness!, The Real Thing and the Huntington's 1996 production of Hamlet. Recently seen in the television series "Six Degrees," the actor is also known for his film turns in "The Dying Gaul," "The Secret Lives of Dentists," "Dying Young," "Singles," "Roger Dodger" and "Marie and Bruce."
Noone's The Atheist has played in New York and London last year. Other works include The Lepers of Baile Baiste, The Blowin of Baile Gall and the forthcoming Brendan, which will make its world premiere in Huntington's new season.
Subscriptions to the Huntington's 2007-2008 season are now available by phone at (617) 266-0800 or online at huntingtontheatre.org.