MTC's Beauty and the Father Snags Isaac and Pascal for Late 2005 NYC Premiere

News   MTC's Beauty and the Father Snags Isaac and Pascal for Late 2005 NYC Premiere
 
Oscar Isaac and Pedro Pascal have joined the cast of the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Nilo Cruz's Beauty of the Father, opening at City Center's Stage II Jan. 10, 2006.

Michael Greif (Rent) directs the New York premiere of the play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Anna in the Tropics.

Additional casting will be announced at a later date. Previews begin Dec. 15 at the smaller of two Off-Broadway venues run by MTC.

In the play, "A young woman travels to Spain to visit her estranged father and quickly becomes immersed in his vibrant, artistic world. But will a charming young Moroccan suitor stand in the way of their reconciliation?"

Isaac is currently starring as Proteus in the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of the musical Two Gentleman of Verona at Central Park's Delacorte Theater. He recently graduated from The Juilliard School's Drama Division where he played the role of Macbeth.

Pascal received the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award and Garland Award for his portrayal of Phillip in the International City Theater production of Orphans. He appeared in a production of Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics at Portland Center Stage. Other theatrical credits include Lorenzaccio (Shakespeare Theater); Gizmo Love, Lobby Hero (WHAT); American Buffalo (American Voices); and Floating Weeds (Mark Taper Forum). For more information, visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

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