Cerveris, Pashalinski Join Mason in McCarter-Second Stage Wintertime

News   Cerveris, Pashalinski Join Mason in McCarter-Second Stage Wintertime Michael Cerveris and Lola Pashalinski have joined the cast of the McCarter Theatre-Second Stage co-production of Charles L. Mee's Wintertime, which will star Marsha Mason, a McCarter spokesperson confirmed.

David Schweizer directs the play, which runs Oct. 14-Nov. 2 at the McCarter in Princeton, NJ, before moving to Second Stage Off-Broadway.

Mason is a four-time Academy Award nominee for her turns in the films "Cinderella Liberty," and three movies — "The Goodbye Girl," "Chapter Two," and "Only When I Laugh" — penned by her husband at the time, Neil Simon. The actress has played the New York stage in Happy Birthday Wanda June, The Deer Park, The Good Doctor, King Richard III and Night of the Iguana.

Cerveris starred on Broadway in Tommy and Titanic and is probably John Cameron Mitchell's most famous successor in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Pashalinski starred in many of the productions of Charles Ludlum's famed Ridiculous Theatrical Company. Commercial productions include The Wax Off-Broadway and Fortune's Fool on Broadway.

Also in the cast of Wintertime is Carmen De Lavallade, who starred in the original production of Broadway's House of Flowers and appeared with Josephine Baker on Broadway in 1964. Completing the line-up are Tina Benko, Brienin Bryant, McCaleb Burnett, T. Scott Cunningham, Nicholas Horman and Danny Mastrogiorgio. Mee's Wintertime follows a man who is about to propose at a secluded snowbound house when he finds that his mother and her lover already occupy the cabin. As if that was not enough, the father then shows up with his boyfriend.

The comedy has already seen stagings at the La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle's ACT, Minneapolis' Guthrie Lab and New Haven's Long Wharf. Mee is the author of First Love, True Love and Big Love.