Enos, Lewis, Ruck, Rush and Whitehead Are Among the Absurd Persons at MTC

News   Enos, Lewis, Ruck, Rush and Whitehead Are Among the Absurd Persons at MTC Mireille Enos, Clea Lewis, Alan Ruck, Deborah Rush and Paxton Whitehead will be in the cast of the Manhattan Theatre Club presentation of Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular.

Mireille Enos
Mireille Enos

The show will play at the Biltmore Theatre beginning Sept. 22. Opening is Oct. 18. John Tillinger will direct the Ayckbourn comedy involving three couples, three kitchens and three successive Christmas eves. In an earlier season release, Lynne Meadow was originally announced to direct the comedy. A prior directing commitment will not permit her to direct the show. Tillinger helmed Ayckbourn's Comic Potential, House and Garden for MTC.

Enos was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Honey in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. That Broadway revival will close on Sept. 4. Ruck's most prominent theatre work lately has been as a star of The Producers, both on tour and on Broadway. Lewis is a frequent presence Off-Broadway, most recently in Last Easter at MCC Theatre, and Writer's Block at the Atlantic Theatre Company.

Rush was nominated for a Tony Award for her work in the original 1983 Broadway staging of Noises Off. Whitehead, an old hand at English comedy, appeared on the New York stage in Suite in Two Keys, My Fair Lady, Noises Off, Lettice and Lovage and many other shows. He has also done extensive regional work.

The creative team for the production comprises John Lee Beatty (set design), Jane Greenwood (costume design) and Brian MacDevitt (lighting design).

Single ticket sales will be available beginning Sept. 6 by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting the Biltmore Theatre box office, 261 West 47th Street. Go to www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com for more information.