Schreck, a Theatre World Award winner for her performance in Circle Mirror Transformation at Playwrights Horizons, authored the play based on her experiences in Russia. Kip Fagan stages the work that began previews Nov. 5 and will run through Dec. 12.
The cast features Nadia Alexander, Dagmara Dominczyk (Enchanted April), Gibson Frazier (Telephone, God's Ear), Christina Kirk (A Lifetime of Burning, Well) and Adam Rothenberg (A Steady Rain, "Damages").
According to Rattlestick, "Charles and Maxine haven’t heard from Gabe since he fled the country to start a new life in Moscow in the early '90s. When he returns almost 20 years later with his Russian wife — a journalist seeking asylum in the United States — he seeks refuge and much more in the home of his once dear friends."
Designing the production are John McDermott (scenic design), Jessica Pabst (costume design), Matt Frey (lighting design) and Daniel Kluger (sound design).
In addition to her work as an actress, Schreck has penned the plays Creature, Backwards into China, Stray, Mister Universe, Memorial Day and Spirit Lake.
For tickets phone (212) 868-4444 or visit rattlestick.org. The Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is located at 224 Waverly Place (between West 11th and Perry St.).