Julia Brownell's All-American, About Female Football Star, Opens Off-Broadway Nov. 7

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A family is thrown into disarray when the daughter becomes the star quarterback of her high school in All-American, the world-premiere play by Julia Brownell, which officially opens Off-Broadway Nov. 7.

Brownell, who has spent several seasons as a writer on the HBO series "Hung," penned the new play that is directed by Evan Cabnet (The Dream of the Burning Boy). The LCT3 production of All-American began previews Oct. 24 for a run through Nov. 19.

"Hung" series regular Rebecca Creskoff,  also seen on Broadway in Losing Louie, is part of a cast that also includes Meredith Forlenza (A Behanding in Spokane, Pal Joey), newcomer Brock Harris, Sarah Steele (Speech and Debate, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), C.J. Wilson (Henry IV) and Harry Zittel (Privilege, A Boy's Life).

According to LCT3, "All-American is the story of a modern American family: suburban dad and former NFL star Mike Slattery (Wilson) works hard to make his daughter Katie (Forlenza) the new star quarterback at her new school while ignoring her brainy twin brother Aaron (Zittel). But Katie isn’t sure she wants to keep playing and Mike’s wife Beth (Creskoff) isn’t sure she wants to keep playing along."

The production has set design by Lee Savage, costume design by Jessica Wegener Shay, lighting design by Japhy Weideman and sound design by Jill BC DuBoff.

Brownell's play Smart Cookie was the winner of the 2008 Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition and subsequently premiered at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. Her play Good Girl was produced at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Visit LincolnCenterTheater.

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Citing the need to develop strong relationships with new artists and to develop a new audience, and recognizing the frustrations that playwrights have with the current system of readings and workshops, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of artistic director Andre Bishop and executive producer Bernard Gersten) created LCT3 to offer new artists fully staged productions. Paige Evans is the director of LCT3.

Meredith Forlenza and C.J. Wilson
Meredith Forlenza and C.J. Wilson Photo by Gregory Costanzo
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