Goethals Bows Out of Off-Broadway's First You're Born; Cheek Steps In

News   Goethals Bows Out of Off-Broadway's First You're Born; Cheek Steps In Angela Goethals has exited the cast of the American premiere of the Danish playwright Line Knutzon's First You're Born, which will play Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater April 21-May 8. Replacing her is Hanna Cheek.

The reason given for Goethals departure was "scheduling conflicts." Cheek was recently seen in her own one-person show Life In Pink. Other credits include The Pumpkin Pie Show and Broken Boughs.

The play is a production of Yasmine Falk for Studio 42 and In Medias Res. The show's schedule is not affected by the cast switch.

Cheek and Phoebe Ventouras play twin sisters who've never been away from home. Together they meet a man who thinks he's vanishing, another with a non-stop migraine headache, a guy whose bags remain eternally unpacked and fellow who compulsively tidies up his house.

Also in the cast are Rob Grace, Bradford Louryk, Alexa Scott-Flaherty and Geoffrey Arend. Isaac Butler directs.

* Goethals made her mark as the young star of Lynda Barry's Mark Brokaw-directed 1991 hit, The Good Times Are Killing Me (for which she won an Obie Award). Soon after she starred in John Guare's Four Babboons Adoring the Sun at Lincoln Center Theater opposite Stockard Channing and James Naughton. She recently reemerged Off-Off-Broadway, playing Juliet and Rosalind in small Shakespeare productions, as well as landing roles in the Vineyard Theatre's True History and Real Adventures in 1999 and Manhattan Theatre Club's Blur in 2001.