Our Lady Pen Stephen Adly Guirgis Cast in New Todd Solondz Film

News   Our Lady Pen Stephen Adly Guirgis Cast in New Todd Solondz Film
Though his lauded Our Lady of 121st Street completed its commercial run Off Broadway at the Union Square Theater, playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis is busy at work —as an actor — on the new Todd Solondz film, "Palindromes," according to Variety.
Stephen Adly Guirgis.
Stephen Adly Guirgis.

The scribe and sometime-actor Guirgis will star opposite Ellen Barkin in the independent film by the writer-director of "Happiness." He also made mention of another film in-the-works in his Playbill bio, Brett C. Leonard's "Jailbait." Both are slated for 2004 releases. LAByrinth Theatre Company patriot Guirgis also penned the critically-praised Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train directed by collaborator Philip Seymour Hoffman. The play won the Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival, moved to London's Donmar Warehouse and transferred to London's West End. Jesus was included in the Smith and Krauss anthology Best Plays of 2001. Guirgis' previous play, In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings, was also produced by LAByrinth and directed by Hoffman.

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