New York Premiere of Lucas Hnath's The Thin Place Finds Its Cast

Off-Broadway News   New York Premiere of Lucas Hnath's The Thin Place Finds Its Cast
Emily Cass McDonnell and Randy Danson will lead the cast of the Playwrights Horizons production.
Lucas Hnath Marc J. Franklin

Emily Cass McDonnell (The Antipodes) and Randy Danson (Venus) are set to lead the Off-Broadway premiere of The Thin Place, a new play by Tony-nominated writer Lucas Hnath at Playwrights Horizons. A testament to the power of the mind (and the mind's power to influence others), the play follows the burgeoning relationship between two women—one who’s recently experienced a strange loss, and another who communicates with the dead

Directed by Les Waters, The Thin Place will run November 22–January 5, 2020.

Randy Danson Anita & Steve Shevett

Joining McDonnell and Danson as Hilda and Linda, respectively, will be Kelly McAndrew (Men on Boats) as Sylvia and Triney Sandoval (Marvin’s Room, Macbeth) as Jerry.

“Lucas and I both have a real interest in minimalism—in, say, using as little as theatrically possible to create an emotional effect, whether that’s uncertainty or fear," says director Waters. “How do audience members participate in conjuring that environment?”

The creative team for the Playwrights Horizons production includes scenic designer Mimi Lien, costume designer Oana Botez, lighting designer Mark Barton, sound designer Christian Frederickson, and production stage manager Paul Mills Holmes.

Commissioned by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Thin Place made its world premiere at the Humana Festival,

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