John C. Reilly to Star in Woodbury's Tale of 2Cities at P.S. 122 Oct. 12-29

News   John C. Reilly to Star in Woodbury's Tale of 2Cities at P.S. 122 Oct. 12-29 John C. Reilly, the star of the most recent Broadway renditions of True West and A Streetcar Named Desire, will assume a much smaller stage this fall.
John C. Reilly
John C. Reilly Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Reilly will be part of the cast of Heather Woodbury’s Tale of 2Cities: An American Joyride on Multiple Tracks. The world premiere will play the East Village's P.S. 122. Woodbury is the actress/author known for the loopy, multi-part, novelistic work Whatever, in which she played all of the many dozen characters. Whatever was developed over many years and played many stages, including P.S. 122.

Tale of 2Cities is described as "a two-part, time-traversing saga that delves into the Brooklyn Dodgers' relocation to Los Angeles in 1957 and the lasting effects of that move on three generations of characters from both cities."

Woodbury won't be going it alone this time around. Along with Reilly, she's joined by Winsome Brown, Michael Escamilla, Tracey Leigh, Diane Rodriguez and Ed Vassallo.

The play, which was jointly commissioned by Performance Space 122 and UCLA Live, will be presented as two full-length parts, Part I: "Grifters, Drifters and Dodgers" and Part II: "Mega Mixicana Waltz." The schedule permits back-to-back viewing on Saturdays and Sundays, or consecutive viewing Tuesday through Friday evenings.