PHOTO CALL: Shepard's Kicking a Dead Horse, with Rea, Opens Off-Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Shepard's Kicking a Dead Horse, with Rea, Opens Off-Broadway The U.S. premiere of Sam Shepard's Kicking a Dead Horse, starring Stephen Rea, opened at Off-Broadway's Public Theater (in the Martinson Hall) July 14.

Shepard directs his own work presented in its American debut by The Public Theatre and Ireland's Abbey Theatre. Rea stars as Hobart in the new play "about the West, a Manhattan art dealer and a dead horse," according to show notes. Elissa Piszel is also featured in the non-speaking role of Young Woman.

Actor Rea has been seen on film in "The Crying Game," "V for Vendetta" and "Breakfast on Pluto." The actor also earned a Tony Award nomination for Someone Who'll Watch Over Me.

Here is a look at photos from the opening-night celebration.

Stephen Rea and Sam Shepard
Linda Emond Zeljko Ivanek
Michael Stuhlbarg Abbey Theatre Director Fiach Mac Conghail and Doug Hughes
Public Theatre head Oskar Eustis and wife Laurie Rocco Landesman and Gerald Schoenfeld

All photos by Aubrey Reuben.

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