Circle in the Square Will Co-Produce Culture Project's Atheist; Campbell Scott Stars

News   Circle in the Square Will Co-Produce Culture Project's Atheist; Campbell Scott Stars The Culture Project's upcoming production of Ronan Noone's one-man show, The Atheist, has a new producing partner: Circle in the Square Theatre.
Campbell Scott stars in the Huntington production of The Atheist.
Campbell Scott stars in the Huntington production of The Atheist. Photo by Jeff Vespa

The two organizations, according to a press statement, will co-produce Noone's play at the Barrow Street Theatre. Previews will begin Oct. 7 with an official opening Oct 12. As previously announced, Campbell Scott will star.

In a statement Circle in the Square artistic director Theodore Mann and managing director Paul Libin said, "Circle in the Square Theatre has a long and distinguished history with George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst, and it is our honor to be co-producing their son Campbell Scott in this special, tour-de-force event to New York audiences."

Culture Project artistic director Allan Buchman added, "Ted Mann and Paul Libin are kindred spirits and we at Culture Project are all inspired by this unique collaboration."

In the dark comedy, Scott plays Augustine Early, "a crooked reporter who will do anything to get his next front-page story," according to press notes. "When Augustine turns a prominent local politician's tawdry predilections into front page news, the scandal threatens to undo the one person Augustine thought was immune - himself."

The design team comprises Ben Stanton (lighting design), Cristina Todesco (set design) and Alex Neumann (sound design). Emily Ellen Roberts is the stage manager. The Atheist was previously presented at both the Huntington Theatre and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Variety speculates that with Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre currently empty, the collaboration between the two theatre companies "raises the possibility of a Rialto transfer for The Atheist."

Campbell Scott has appeared onstage in Ah, Wilderness!; The Real Thing; and in 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."

The Barrow Street Theatre is located in the West Village at 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South. For more information visit www.cultureproject.org.