Culture Project's The Atheist Closes Off-Broadway Jan. 4

News   Culture Project's The Atheist Closes Off-Broadway Jan. 4
 
Ronan Noone's solo play The Atheist, starring Campbell Scott as ruthless reporter Augustine Early, concludes its Off-Broadway engagement Jan. 4.

The Culture Project and Circle in the Square co-presented the Off-Broadway engagement of the solo play. Performances began Oct. 7, 2008, and officially opened Oct. 12 at the Barrow Street Theatre. The Atheist ran in repertory with the Culture Project production of In Conflict.

In The Atheist, press notes state, "Scott plays 'Augustine Early,' a crooked reporter who will do anything to get his next front-page story. 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 comprised Ben Stanton (lighting design), Cristina Todesco (set design) and Alex Neumann (sound design). Emily Ellen Roberts is the stage manager.

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 work in "The Dying Gaul," "The Secret Lives of Dentists," "Dying Young," "Singles," "Roger Dodger" and "Marie and Bruce."

The Atheist was previously seen at both the Huntington Theatre and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The work was also presented for a sold-out special event at the Culture Project last May. For more information visit www.cultureproject.org.

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