The American premiere of Linda, a new play by The Ruins of Civilization playwright Penelope Skinner, opens Off-Broadway February 28 starring Olivier Award winner Janie Dee in the title role. The Manhattan Theatre Club production began performances February 7 with direction by artistic director Lynne Meadow.
Performances take place at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I, located at 131 West 55th Street, New York.
The cast of Linda also features Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal, Lost Girls ) as Stevie; Molly Griggs (Carnegie Mellon University) as Amy; Jennifer Ikeda (Vietgone, Top Girls) as Alice; Maurice Jones (The Cherry Orchard, Troilus and Cressida) as Luke; Donald Sage Mackay (stop.reset.at, Modern Family) as Neil; Molly Ranson (Fish in the Dark, Bad Jews) as Bridget; and John C. Vennema (The Freedom of The City, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) as Dave.
Dee stars as Linda Wilde, an award-winning senior executive, as well as a busy and successful wife and mother. Linda’s status is disrupted by the aspirations of a younger, ambitious work colleague and family life that is beginning to show cracks.
MTC bills the new work as “timely, moving and fiercely funny.“
The creative team for Linda includes Walt Spangler (scenic design), Jennifer Von Mayrhauser (costume design), Jason Lyons (lighting design), Fitz Patton (sound design), and Ben Furey (dialect coach).
Tickets for Linda are available by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212, online by visiting nycitycenter.org, or by visiting the New York City Center box office.
(Updated February 28, 2017)