Glaudini Premiere Vengeance is the Lord's Opens in Boston Nov. 19

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The world premiere of Bob Glaudini's Vengeance is the Lord's, starring Larry Pine and Roberta Wallach as two estranged parents attempting to cope with news of their daughter's murderer, officially opens Nov. 19 at the Huntington Theatre Company.

Roberta Wallach and Lee Tergesen
Roberta Wallach and Lee Tergesen Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Frequent Glaudini collaborator Peter DuBois directs the production that began previews Nov. 12 and will run through Dec. 12. Glaudini, a member of New York's LAByrinth Theatre Company, has collaborated with DuBois previously on A View from 151st Street and Jack Goes Boating.

Pine (Angels in America, The Royal Family) plays family patriarch Matthew Horvath opposite Wallach (The Diary of Anne Frank) as his ex-wife, Margaret. The cast also features Lee Tergesen ("Oz") as elder son Woodrow, Karl Baker Olson (The History Boys at SpeakEasy) as youngest son Donald, Johnny Lee Davenport (Hamlet) as Parcel Manning, Katie Kreisler (Noises Off) as Rose Horvath and Trevor Long (Pretty Chin Up) as Milo.

Here's how the Huntington describes the play: "A mother's call for mercy clashes with a father's need for retribution when their daughter's murderer comes up for parole. Sharp jokes, tough love, and foul-mouthed conversations drive this searing and darkly funny new drama, which unfolds at holiday dinners from Thanksgiving to Easter. As elements of the Horvath’s criminal enterprises spill into their home, they are confronted with a classic moral question: what to do when 'justice' is not enough?"

The production has costume design by LAByrinth co-artistic director Mimi O'Donnell, lighting design by Japhy Weidman and Trevor Long, and music by David Van Tieghem.

Glaudini's plays include Jack Goes Boating, A View from 151st Street, On Borrowed Time, Against the Sun, Sickness of Youth, The Poison Tree, Dutch Heart of Man, The Identical Same Temptation and The Claiming Race. He wrote the screenplay for the film "Jack Goes Boating," which was released this fall. Tickets are available by calling (617) 266-0800 or by visiting Huntington Theatre. The Huntington Theatre Company performs on the Boston University main stage, located at 264 Huntington Avenue in Boston, MA.

The cast of <i>Vengeance is the Lord's</i>
The cast of Vengeance is the Lord's Photo by T. Charles Erickson
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