Craig Bierko Stars in New York Stage and Film Staging of New Weitz Drama Roulette, Aug. 1-3

News   Craig Bierko Stars in New York Stage and Film Staging of New Weitz Drama Roulette, Aug. 1-3 A new play by screenwriter Paul Weitz will be presented by the 2003 New York Stage and Film summer season at Vassar College's Powerhouse Theatre. Called Roulette, it will run at the Powerhouse Theater Aug. 1-3, under the direction of Jace Alexander.

Roulette concerns a suburban father who thinks a good way to stir up his life is with a good round of Russian roulette. Needless to say, there is some fallout.

Craig Bierko stars. Bierko was Tony-nominated for his performance as Harold Hill in the recent Broadway revival of The Music Man. Soon after, he starred in the short-lived Harry Connick, Jr., musical Thou Shalt Not. He recently made a video cameo in the Off-Broadway play Intrigue with Faye.

Also in the cast are Mark Blum (The Best Man, Lost in Yonkers), Matt Bomer, Merritt Weaver, Carolyn McCormick and Maddie Corman.

Weitz co-wrote the screenplay to the films "Antz" and "About a Boy" and directed "American Pie" and produced its sequels. Weitz is a scion of an artistic family. His grandparents were film producer and agent Paul Kohner and actress Lupita Tover. His father was fashion designer and novelist John Weitz and his uncle Pancho Kohner another movie producer. His brother Chris produced the "American Pie" series, and co-directed "About a Boy" with Paul.

The theatre is located on the Vassar College campus, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, New York. Call (845) 437-5902.