Linus Roache, Heather Burns, Michael Park and Georgia Engel Will Inhabit Middletown for Vineyard

News   Linus Roache, Heather Burns, Michael Park and Georgia Engel Will Inhabit Middletown for Vineyard
Georgia Engel and Michael Park will join the previously announced Linus Roache and Heather Burns in the world premiere of Will Eno's play Middletown — about small-town folk — starting Oct. 13 at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre. Opening night is Nov. 3.

Georgia Engel
Georgia Engel

Ken Rus Schmoll directs what Vineyard bills as "a deeply moving and funny new play exploring the universe of a small American town. As a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge (Roache) and new arrival Mary Swanson (Burns), the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and poignant ways in a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space and points between."

Engel is known for TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and Broadway's The Drowsy Chaperone. Park is a 2010 Emmy Award winner for "As the World Turns" and appeared in Vineyard's The Burnt Part Boys. Eno's work includes Thom Paine (based on nothing), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; The Flu Season, Tragedy: a tragedy and "Oh, the Humanity" and other exclamations.

Roache made his New York City theatre debut in both productions of Shakespeare's Coriolanus and Richard III BAM opposite Ralph Fiennes . He was also a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company in the U.K. He is widely known for his role as Asst. D.A. Michael Cutler on "Law & Order."

Burns' theatre credits include Fran's Bed (Playwrights Horizons) and Lobby Hero (Playwrights Horizons and the John Houseman Theater), Woody Allen's Writers Block (Atlantic Theater) and more. She can currently be seen in the HBO comedy series "Bored to Death."

Schmoll directed the Vineyard Theatre's production of Anne Washburn's play The Internationalist and won an Obie for his direction of Telephone.

For ticket information, call the box office at (212) 353-0303 or visit

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