Mia Barron and Darren Pettie to Star in Hillary: A Modern Greek Tragedy With a (Somewhat) Happy Ending

News   Mia Barron and Darren Pettie to Star in Hillary: A Modern Greek Tragedy With a (Somewhat) Happy Ending New Georges will present the world premiere of Wendy Weiner's Hillary: A Modern Greek Tragedy With a (Somewhat) Happy Ending, which will begin performances Nov. 22 at The Living Theatre.

Directed by Julie Kramer, the production will officially open at the Off-Broadway venue Nov. 24 at 7 PM. Performances will continue through Dec. 20.

The cast will be headed by Mia Barron (The Coast of Utopia) and Darren Pettie (Butley) as, respectively, Hillary and Bill Clinton. They will be joined onstage by Heidi Armbruster (Athena), Victoire Charles (Aphrodite), Jorge Cordova (Male Chorus), Charlie Hudson, III (Male Chorus), Jenny Mercein (Female Chorus) and Josie Whittlesey (Female Chorus).

Hillary, according to press notes, is described as such: "Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, and Aphrodite, the goddess of love, have been at war since time immemorial. When a young girl named Hillary Rodham devotes herself to Athena alone —spurning romance, makeup, and attractive hairstyles — Aphrodite takes revenge by having her fall in love with a man of mythical charm and appetites: Bill Clinton."

The production will feature set design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by Amelia Dombrowski, lighting design by Graham Kindred and sound design by Jill BC Du Boff and Joshua Higgason. The production stage manager is Ryan Raduechel.

The Living Theater is located in Manhattan at 21 Clinton Street (between E. Houston and Stanton Streets). For tickets, priced $20, call (212) 868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com.