Michael Stahl-David Is Picked for Christopher Shinn Premiere, Beginning Off-Broadway April 6

News   Michael Stahl-David Is Picked for Christopher Shinn Premiere, Beginning Off-Broadway April 6 Michael Stahl-David, of the horror film "Cloverfield," stars as an actor who gets his big break in Hollywood in the Vineyard Theatre's world-premiere production of Christopher Shinn's Picked. Previews begin April 6, leading to an April 20 opening.

Michael Stahl-David
Michael Stahl-David

Hartford Stage artistic director Michael Wilson, who staged Shinn's What Didn't Happen at Playwrights Horizons and the Broadway production of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate, directs. The run is scheduled through May 15.

In addition to Stahl-David (The Overwhelming, "Cloverfield"), the cast includes Mark Blum (The Long Christmas Ride Home, Twelve Angry Men), Donna Hanover (The Vagina Monologues), Tom Lipinski (A Light Lunch) and Liz Stauber (Where Do We Live).

According to the Vineyard, "Picked concerns a young actor who prepares for his life to change when a legendary director casts him as the lead in a big-budget Hollywood movie. But he is not prepared for what comes next, and everything he knows about himself will be called into question as he discovers what it means to be 'picked.'"

The premiere has set design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Mattie Ullrich, lighting design by Russell Champa and sound design by Jill BC DuBoff.

Shinn's plays include Dying City, a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, along with Four, Other People, The Coming World and Now Or Later.

For more information about Vineyard Theatre, visit the company's website at www.vineyardtheatre.org or call (212) 353-0303.

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