Mysterious Stranger Sets Drama in Action in Off-Broadway's Night Heron, Opening Oct. 7

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The American premiere of Jez Butterworth's drama, The Night Heron, opens Off-Broadway Oct. 7.
Clark Gregg in The Night Heron.
Clark Gregg in The Night Heron. Photo by Carol Rosegg

The Atlantic Theater Company's season opener with a cast led by Chris Bauer, Clark Gregg, Mary McCann and Jordan Lage, began performances Sept. 17.

The company also includes Jim Frangione, Joe Stipek and Damian Young. Artistic Director Neil Pepe helms the production which is currently scheduled to run through Nov. 9.

The Night Heron finds "two unemployed gardeners, Griffin (Gregg) and Wattmore (Bauer), [who] struggle to survive on pennies and poached rabbits. Forced to take in a lodger, the intense and mysterious Bolla Fogg (McCann), their private world is revealed and turned upside down." Playwright Butterworth is also the author of the critically acclaimed Mojo, a hit for the Atlantic.

Chris Bauer starred in Butterworth's Mojo and can currently be seen in the TV series "The Wire" and "Third Watch." Clark Gregg was also part of the Mojo company as well as the casts of Broadway's A Few Good Men and the films "State and Main" and "Lovely and Amazing." Mary McCann's credits include the Atlantic's This Thing of Darkness, Broadway's The Old Neighborhood and the upcoming CBS series "Surviving Love." Jordan Lage's Broadway credits number Gore Vidal's The Best Man, The Old Neighborhood, Our Town and A Few Good Men.

The creative team for The Night Heron features Walt Spangler (scenic design), Laura Bauer (costume design), Tyler Micoleau (lighting design) and Scott Myers (sound design).

For tickets to The Night Heron at the Atlantic Theater Company, 336 West 20th Street, call (212) 239-6200 or click here. For more information, visit www.atlantictheater.org.

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