Janeane Garofalo, Daniel Oreskes and Morgan Spector Cast in New Group's Russian Transport

News   Janeane Garofalo, Daniel Oreskes and Morgan Spector Cast in New Group's Russian Transport
Comic-actress Janeane Garofalo has been cast in the New Group's upcoming production of Russian Transport, which begins performances Jan. 17, 2012, at the Acorn Theatre, according to The New York Times.

Daniel Oreskes
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Directed by Scott Elliott, Erika Sheffer's play will also feature the talents of Daniel Oreskes (Little Black Dress) and Morgan Spector (A View From the Bridge).

Garofalo told the Times, "I don’t speak Russian. The character is a Russian immigrant who speaks Russian so I double-checked that that was the part I was supposed to do...I could probably fake my way through using broken English with a Russian accent, but [director Scott Elliott] has this way of convincing you that you can do anything...It’s an exciting challenge, but at the same time I am terrified about seeming like the biggest fraud in the world."

"Set in the Russian-Jewish enclave of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn," according to New Group, "Russian Transport is a deeply personal, emotionally charged tale of an immigrant couple, their two assimilated teenagers and the fierce and fiery upheaval they experience when sexy, mysterious Uncle Boris from the old country comes to stay with them for his shot at the American dream. Part family drama, part heart-pounding thriller, this stunning debut from Erika Sheffer beautifully captures the complex and conflicting layers of striving, joy, pain and terror of one very particular immigrant experience."

Tickets will go on sale Dec. 5.

For more information visit www.thenewgroup.org.

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