Cohen and West Set for U.S. Premiere of Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? at the Public

News   Cohen and West Set for U.S. Premiere of Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? at the Public Casting is complete for the U.S. premiere of Caryl Churchill's Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, which is set to begin performances at the Public Theater March 5.

Scott Cohen (Losing Louie, "Kissing Jessica Stein") and Samuel West (Richard II, Betrayal) will star in the two-hander, which elliptically depicts the submissive relationship between Britain and America. James MacDonald (Shining City, A Number) directs.

Presented in association with the Royal Court Theatre, where the work made its world premiere in 2006, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? marks the sixth of Churchill's plays to receive its U.S. premiere at the Public Theater.

"Caryl Churchill is one of the greatest playwrights we have, and Drunk Enough To Say I Love You? is brilliant, surprising, experimental, political and deep," Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis commented. "Her work combines a fiercely individual artistic voice with a passionate commitment to engaging the wider world and its most vexing issues."

Director James MacDonald will also helm Churchill's Top Girls for its Broadway bow at MTC's Biltmore Theatre in April. Currently, Churchill is adapting her stage work A Number for an HBO Films-BBC Films collaboration. She is also the author of A Mouthful of Birds, Cloud Nine, Downstairs, Fen and Owners.

A complete creative team will be announced shortly. Drunk Enough will officially open March 16 at the Public and continue through April 6. Tickets are available by calling (212) 539-8750 or by visiting www.publictheater.org.

The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.