Cast Announced for Playwrights Horizons' Recent Tragic Events

News   Cast Announced for Playwrights Horizons' Recent Tragic Events The full cast of Playwrights Horizons' staging of the New York premiere of Craig Wright's Recent Tragic Events has been confirmed.
Heather Graham
Heather Graham Photo by Sheryl Nields

In addition to the previously-announced Heather Graham ("Boogie Nights"), the Michael John Garcés directed staging will include Kalimi A. Baxter, Hamish Linklater, Jesse J. Perez and Colleen Werthmann. Previews begin on Sept. 5 toward a Sept. 28 opening. Performances continue to Oct. 12 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theatre, 416 W. 42nd Street.

Graham plays Waverly Wilson, a spirited ad executive in Minneapolis who goes through with a blind date on Sept. 12, 2001. The play is billed as "a surprising, absurdly funny and intensely moving play about fate, free will and facing tragedy."

The play had a previous run at The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC in September 2002. For it, Craig Wright (The Pavilion) received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding New Play and the 2003 Steinberg New Play Commemorative Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association.

Designers are Adam Stockhausen (scenic), Elizabeth Hope Clancy (costume), Kirk Bookman (lighting) and original music and sound design by Scott Myers.

The first preview is a pay-what-you-can performance. For more information, call (212) 279-4200 or visit www.playwrightshorizons.org.

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