Contact Star Cast in New Paula Vogel Play

News   Contact Star Cast in New Paula Vogel Play Former Contact actor-dancer Seán Martin Hingston has been cast in the world premiere of Paula Vogel’s new play, The Long Christmas Ride Home.

The Long Christmas Ride Home will premiere at Rhode Island’s Trinity Repertory Company, May 16-June 29; the official opening night is scheduled for May 23. The lines between future, present and past are blurred in the new work, which concerns a family’s ride home from a Christmas dinner. An unexpected act of violence spins the car out of control in the latest work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. In Christmas Ride, Hingston — who also appeared in the Broadway production of Crazy for You — will play an earnest minister who delivers a Christmas sermon, as well as the spirit of a man who was greatly inspired by that sermon. Hingston’s other New York credits include Off-Broadway’s The Cocoanuts as well as the City Center Encores! presentations of A Connecticut Yankee, Li’l Abner, The Boys From Syracuse and Promises, Promises. Playwright Vogel is best known for her award-winning Off-Broadway opus, How I Learned to Drive.

The Trinity Repertory Theatre is located in Providence, RI, at 201 Washington Street. Tickets are available by calling (401) 351-4242. For more information, visit www.trinityrep.com.