Hot off their current co-production of Two Gentlemen Of Verona with London's revived Globe Theatre, Off-Broadway's Theatre For A New Audience has announced that Marin Hinkle will star in The Changeling, Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's dark tragicomedy.
In Changeling, playing Feb. 17-March 15, a young virgin seduces her servant into murdering the man she's supposed to marry. The crime, however, puts her at her servant's mercy. Meanwhile, the play also looks at lunatics in an asylum -- who are more moral and harmless than the killers on the loose.
Directing the 1622 Jacobean drama is Robert Woodruff, who staged the play in Hebrew at the Beer Sheba Theatre in Tel Aviv in 1995. (New York hasn't had a major production of the piece in 33 years.) Woodruff is best known for directing Sam Shepard plays (Curse Of The Starving Class, A Lie Of The Mind) and as the co-founder of San Francisco's Eureka Theatre.
Appearing with Marin Hinkle (A Thousand Clowns, Sabina) will be Christopher McCann (The Lights), Firdous Bamji, Melissa Bowen, Reg E. Cathey, Ntare Mwani, FredNeuman, and Trellis Stepter. Sets are by Neil Patel (based on Beer Sheba designer Miriam Guretzky), costumes by Kaisha Walicka Maimone, lighting by Donald Holder and sound by Darron West.
TFANA's The Changeling, opening March 1, plays at the Theatre At St. Clement's Church on West 46th St. For tickets ($35) and information call (212) 279-4200. --By David Lefkowitz