Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Clare Lizzimore's Animal, to be directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. Leading the cast will be Machinal star and Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall.
Animal will begin previews May 24, ahead of an official opening June 6. The limited Off-Broadway engagement is scheduled to play through June 18 at Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street, New York.
In Lizzimore’s dark comedy, Hall will play Rachel, a woman who has it all: marriage, a house, and her career. Until she suddenly has a creeping feeling, and then the visions begin. Animal is about “the underside of domesticity, the complexity of the brain in chaos, and the thin line between sinking and survival,” read production notes from the Atlantic.
Rounding out the cast will be Kristin Griffith (Bottom of the World), Greg Keller (Our Mother’s Brief Affair), David Pegram (War Horse), Morgan Spector (A View from the Bridge), and Fina Strazza (Matilda the Musical).
Playwright Lizzimore’s first play Mint was produced at the Royal Court in London and long-listed for the Bruntwood Prize. As a director, her production of Mike Bartlett’s Bull at The Young Vic received the 2015 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, and transferred Off-Broadway to 59E59 Theaters.
Animal will feature scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Sarah J. Holden, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by Stowe Nelson, original music by Daniel Kluger, and casting by Caparelliotis Casting: David Caparelliotis, CSA and Lauren Port, CSA, and Joseph Gery.
Tickets can be purchased online at Atlantictheater.org, by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111, or in person at the Linda Gross Theater box office, located at 336 West 20th Street, New York.