As expected, the Off-Broadway cast of Naomi Iizuka's 36 Views largely mirrors that of the previous Berkeley Rep production. Ebon Moss Bachrach, Elaine Tse, Liana Pai, and Rebecca Winsocky will repeat their performances on the stage of the Newman Theatre.
New to the play are Larry Pine and Richard Clarke. They take on the parts played in California by Bill Camp and Peter Donat.
36 Views, which is a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, begins previews March 12 and opens March 27. (The cast will talk about the play with the Public Theater's dramaturg, Rebecca Rugg, on March 26. The event will take place at the Public.)
The always durable Larry Pine had one of his better roles last summer, playing the Doctor in Mike Nichols' star-laden Central Park rendering in Chekhov's The Seagull. Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Bus Stop and Mizlansky/Zilinsky. He's also known for a long association with playwright Wallace Shawn and director Andre Gregory. He worked with both in the film "Uncle Vanya on 42nd Street" and the play The Designated Mourner.
Mark Wing Davey, a Public favorite, directed the Berkeley show and will repeat his duties in Manhattan. In the drama, a mysterious one-of-a-kind Japanese pillow book is discovered, setting the field of Asian antiquity on its ear. Behind the scenes, art restorer Claire (Tse) and an antique dealer's assistant John (Moss-Bachrach) become caught up in their own lies and deceptions as the alleged pillow book subtly reveals contradictions in their lives.
Iizuka is also the author of Polaroid Stories, Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls and The Languages of Angels.
—By Robert Simonson