Lynn Redgrave to Star in MCC's Grace

News   Lynn Redgrave to Star in MCC's Grace Lynn Redgrave, who recently presented her solo show Nightingale at Hartford Stage in Connecticut, will return to the New York stage in 2008.
Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The New York Times reports that the celebrated actress will star in the MCC Theater Company's upcoming production of Grace. The Mick Gordon-AC Grayling play will be seen at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre Jan. 23-March 8, 2008. Grace, according to the MCC website, is described as such: "A thoughtful examination of faith and family in the contemporary age, this provocative drama pits Grace, a noted scientist and avowed atheist, against her son Tom, a lawyer planning to become a Christian minister. When tragedy strikes, Grace becomes even more obstinate, and Tom's father and pregnant fiancée are caught in the crossfire."

The play was previously seen at London's SoHo Theatre. The upcoming production marks its New York premiere.

Nightingale completed a trilogy of works penned by Lynn Redgrave about her family: including her Tony Award-nominated Shakespeare For My Father, which dealt with her father, the late Michael Redgrave; and The Mandrake Root, which was loosely based on her mother, actress Rachel Kempson. Nightingale was inspired by memories of her maternal grandmother Beatrice Kempson.

Last seen on Broadway in a Tony-nominated turn in The Constant Wife, Redgrave's other credits include Talking Heads, The Exonerated, Black Comedy, Aren't We All, Moon Over Buffalo and another Tony-nominated turn in Mrs. Warren's Profession. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in the films "Gods and Monsters" and "Georgy Girl."

Tickets to MCC shows at The Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street, can be purchased by calling (212) 279-4200 or online at mcctheater.com.