Stage and screen actor Dan Lauria is set to return Off-Broadway in the premiere of The Stone Witch, a new play by Shem Bitterman about creativity, ambition, and imagination. Lauria is known for playing the father in the Emmy-winning ABC series The Wonder Years and was seen on Broadway in Lombardi and A Christmas Story: The Musical.
Directed by Steve Zuckerman, The Stone Witch will play The Westside Theatre - Upstairs beginning March 12. Completing the cast will be Rupak Ginn (Shakespeare at Fenway, Royal Pains) and Carolyn McCormick (Equus, Law & Order).
In The Stone Witch, a famed children’s book writer and illustrator, played by Lauria, is long overdue to release his next masterpiece. In an attempt to reignite his creativity, an ambitious editor (McCormick) pairs the veteran with a talented young writer (Ginn). The show will officially open March 25.
The production will feature set and projection design by Yael Pardess and Rasean Davonte Johnson, costume design by Mimi Maxman, lighting design by Shawn Edward Boyle, sound design by Christopher Cronin, and original music composed by Roger Bellon, Bellchant Music. The production stage manager is J.P. Elins.
The Stone Witch is produced by Darlene Kaplan, Laura Janik Cronin and Scott J. Newsome. The world premiere was produced at The Berkshire Theatre Group in association with Darlene Kaplan Entertainment and Brierpatch Productions in 2016.
Tickets are available on Telecharge.com.