Lamm, Raffo and Sisto to Star in Epic's Palace of the End

News   Lamm, Raffo and Sisto to Star in Epic's Palace of the End Judith Thompson's Palace of the End, the winner of the 2008 Blackburn Prize, will be presented by the Epic Theatre Ensemble in June.

Directed by Daniella Topol, performances will begin June 11 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons. Opening night is scheduled for June 23.

Teri Lamm (Hannah and Martin), Heather Raffo (9 Parts of Desire) and Rocco Sisto (Amadeus, A Month in the Country) will comprise the three-person cast.

Palace of the End, according to press notes, is an "incendiary and haunting triptych of monologues that intimately explores the experiences of three key figures of the Middle East crisis: Lynndie England (Lamm), the U.S. soldier who was convicted of abusing detainees at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison; David Kelly (Sisto), the British weapons inspector who allegedly committed suicide after being involved in a government scandal and Nehrjas Al Saffarh (Raffo), a member of the Communist Party of Iraq who suffered under Saddham Hussein's regime and died when the Americans bombed her home during the initial Gulf War."

The production will also feature scenic design by Mimi Lien, lighting design by Justin Townsend, costume design by Theresa Squire, sound design by Ron Russell, projection design by Leah Gelpe and original music by Katie Down.

Tickets, priced $50, are available by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting www.ticketcentral.com. The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre is located in Manhattan at 416 West 42nd Street. For more information visit www.epictheatreensemble.org.

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