Natasha Lyonne and Daphne Rubin-Vega Will Join Ethan Hawke in New Group's Blood From a Stone

News   Natasha Lyonne and Daphne Rubin-Vega Will Join Ethan Hawke in New Group's Blood From a Stone Casting is now complete for the New Group world premiere of Tommy Nohilly's Blood From a Stone, starring Ethan Hawke, Natasha Lyonne and Daphne Rubin-Vega. Performances will begin Off-Broadway Dec. 13.

Daphne Rubin-Vega
Daphne Rubin-Vega Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Scott Elliott will stage Blood From a Stone, which marks Nohilly's playwriting debut. The dark comedy will officially open Jan. 6, 2011, and will run through Feb. 5, 2011, on Theatre Row.

In addition to Hawke, Lyonne and Rubin-Vega, the cast will feature Gordon Clapp, Ann Dowd and Thomas Guiry. Dowd replaces the previously announced Becky Ann Baker.

The New Group describes the play as "an unflinching and darkly comic depiction of life in blue collar Connecticut, [which] zeroes in on a working class family wrestling to keep it together as day-to-day struggles exert their squeeze. When Travis pays a visit to his parents' home, he finds an already volatile household imploding and his close-knit but deeply conflicted family teetering on the brink."

Clapp and Dowd will play parents, Bill and Margaret; with Hawke and Guiry as their sons, Travis and Matt; and Lyonne as their daughter, Sarah. Rubin-Vega will play the neighbor, Yvette.

Blood From a Stone will have set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Theresa Squire, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Bart Fasbender and special effects by Jeremy Chernick. Doug Paulson is dialect coach.

For tickets to The New Group shows at The Acorn @ Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, call (212) 239-6200. For further information visit thenewgroup.org.

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