Jennifer Ehle and Jefferson Mays Will Lead Cast of Oslo

News   Jennifer Ehle and Jefferson Mays Will Lead Cast of Oslo Casting has been announced for the Bartlett Sher-helmed production at Lincoln Center Theater.
Jennifer Ehle
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Lincoln Center Theater has announced casting for J.T. Rogers’ Oslo, a political thriller about the secret talks that led to the 1933 peace agreement between Israel and the PLO, directed by Bartlett Sher. Among the cast will be two-time Tony winner Jennifer Ehle (The Real Thing) and Tony winner Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder).

Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Performances are scheduled to begin June 16 with an opening night set for July 11 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

The cast will also feature Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Daniel Oreskes, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo and T. Ryder Smith. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Billed as a “darkly comic epic,” the LCT-commissioned play tells the story of how a young couple, played by Ehle and Mays, planned top-secret meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, culminating in the signing of the 1993 Oslo Accords.

“Featuring dozens of characters and set in locations across the globe, Oslo is both a political thriller and the personal story of a small band of women and men struggling together—and fighting each other—as they seek to change the world,” state LCT press notes.

The production will have sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder and sound by Peter John Still.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit lct.org.

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