Procaccino and Wright Join Hirsch for Below the Belt in Seattle

News   Procaccino and Wright Join Hirsch for Below the Belt in Seattle Casting is now complete for Seattle's A Contemporary Theatre production of Below the Belt, starring Two-time Tony Award winner Judd Hirsch.

As previously reported, Hirsch, who earned Tony Awards for Conversations with My Father and I'm Not Rappaport, will star in Richard Dresser's corporate comedy May 22-June 21 under the direction of Pam MacKinnon.

Completing the ACT cast are Seattle veteran actors John Procaccino (All the King's Men, Art) and R. Hamilton Wright (Intimate Exchanges, Becky's New Car).

ACT notes for Below the Belt read: "Somewhere, in an anonymous factory cranking out units of some unnamed product, three men try to maintain some semblance of humanity and self, despite a crushingly conformist and hyper-masculine bureaucracy. Cross the sitcom 'The Office' with Samuel Beckett, and the results might look like something like this — darkly funny, and disconcertingly familiar."

Below the Belt has set design by Matthew Smucker, costume design by Deb Trout, lighting design by Rick Paulsen and sound design by Brendan Patrick Hogan.

Hirsch previously starred in the 1996 Off-Broadway production of Below the Belt that also featured Jude Ciccolella and Robert Sean Leonard. His extensive stage credits include Sixteen Wounded, Art, A Thousand Clowns, Talley's Folly, Chapter Two, Knock Knock, The Hot l Baltimore and Barefoot in the Park. He is well known for his screen roles in "Taxi," "Dear John," "Ordinary People" and "Numb3rs." For tickets, phone (206) 292-7676 or visit ACT. Single tickets will begin sale in Feb. of 2009.

ACT is located at 700 Union Street in Seattle, WA.