Elbrick, Morton, Villar-Hauser and Kelly Set for U.S. Premiere of Leaves of Glass

News   Elbrick, Morton, Villar-Hauser and Kelly Set for U.S. Premiere of Leaves of Glass Tony nominees Xanthe Elbrick and Euan Morton will star in the U.S. premiere of Philip Ridley's Leaves of Glass Off-Broadway in January.

Elbrick (Coram Boy) and Morton (Taboo) will join Victor Villar-Hauser and Alexa Kelly in the Off-Broadway premiere presented by the Origin Theatre Company and Stiff Upper Lip, in association with the Villar-Hauser Theatre Development Fund. Leaves of Glass will run Jan. 14-Feb. 8, 2009 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. An opening night has been set for Jan. 18, 2009.

Ludovica Villar-Hauser will direct the 90-minute Leaves of Glass, which centers on two brothers who are haunted by the tragic death of their father in a car accident 12 years earlier. The play made its London premiere at the Soho Theatre in 2007.

Leaves of Glass, according to press notes "chronicles the slow disintegration of the relationship between Stephen (Villar-Hauser), a man with what seems like an enviably stable, have-it-all life and his younger brother Barry (Morton) an alcoholic painter with mental health issues. At the core of this fraternal meltdown is the haunting memory of their father’s suicide at a young age, an act of selfish violence that proves to be just as responsible for the older brother’s functionality as it is for the younger sibling’s dysfunction."

Complete creative duties will be announced shortly.

Ridley's plays include Vincent River, The American Dreams, Apocalyptica, The Pitchfork Disney, Ghost from a Perfect Place and The Chain Play. For tickets, priced $20, visit TicketCentral. The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre is located at 416 West 42 St. in Manhattan.