Neil LaBute's Wrecks, Starring Ed Harris, Begins at Public Theater

News   Neil LaBute's Wrecks, Starring Ed Harris, Begins at Public Theater
Ed Harris stars in the latest play by Neil LaBute, Wrecks, which is currently enjoying its New York debut at the Public Theater. LaBute also directs.

Previews began Sept. 26 for the solo work. The LaBute play had its world premiere at the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork, Ireland, on Nov. 23, 2005. Harris starred then, as well. Wrecks takes place during a funeral service. Harris plays Ed, a man who has just lost his wife of 30 years, JoJo. The relationship turns out to have been one of enduring love, but also founded on a secret of classical proportions.

Ed Harris received Academy Award nominations for his performances in "Pollock," "The Hours," "The Truman Show" and "Apollo 13." He recently completed filming the title role in "Copying Beethoven" and can currently be seen in "A History of Violence." The actor has appeared on Broadway in Taking Sides and Precious Sons, earning a Drama Desk Award for his work in the latter. Harris' other stage credits include Fool for Love (Obie Award), Prairie Avenue, Scar, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Grapes of Wrath, Sweet Bird of Youth and Simpatico (Lucille Lortel Award).

LaBute's plays include Fat Pig, The Mercy Seat and bash.

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