Julianna Margulies and Benjamin Bratt to Star in MCC's Intrigue With Faye

News   Julianna Margulies and Benjamin Bratt to Star in MCC's Intrigue With Faye Former NBC television regulars Benjamin Bratt and Julianna Margulies have signed on to the upcoming MCC Theatre production of Kate Robin's Intrigue With Faye. The play, directed by Jim Simpson, will play May 21–June 28 with a June 11 opening at the Theatre Row complex on 42nd Street.
Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies (Photo by Aubrey Reuben)

Intrigue With Faye concerns an urban couple so self-conscious they decide to cheat trust by videotaping their every move. The dark comedy delves into issues of exhibitionism and confession via the electronic medium. The play was developed at Atlantic Theater Company and NY Stage and Film — where Margulies starred.

Margulies recently appeared onstage in Lincoln Center Theater's production of Ten Unknowns opposite Donald Sutherland. The actress, who also appeared in The Vagina Monologues, is best remembered as an original cast member of television's "ER."

Bratt is best known for his 4-year stint on "Law & Order." The actor has also appeared in such films as "Pinero," "Traffic" and "Miss Congeniality." Bratt appeared onstage recently in a benefit for "The 24 Hour Plays."

Playwright Robin was the 1995 recipient of the Princess Grace Award for Playwriting and a 1997 recipient of the Whitfield Cook Prize. She also serves as executive story editor for the HBO drama, "Six Feet Under." Her stagework includes The Light Outside (The Flea Theatre), Swimming In March (Market Theater), Bride Stripped Bare (ThreadWaxing Space) and 7 Trumpets (The Women's Project).

Director Simpson is the founder and artistic director of The Flea Theatre. He helmed the stage production as well as the subsequent film version of "The Guys" starring his wife Sigourney Weaver. MCC Theater was founded in 1986 by current artistic directors Robert LuPone and Bernard Telsey. The company is dedicated to bringing new works to New York with its three-play seasons. Past productions have included Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit, Tim Blake Nelson's The Grey Zone, Marsha Norman's Trudy Blue and last season's Pulitzer Prize finalist The Glory of Living by Rebecca Gilman.

For more information on MCC, visit www.MCCTheater.org.