Recent Nine star Mary Beth Peil heads the cast of the play, which concerns a secretary (Peil) who was asked to keep an important secret at the time President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. "More than 30 years later," the Atlantic website explains, "she decides it is time to come clean with her family about her relationships to history, and how hiding from her past has taken a personal toll. Not all stories have willing listeners, however, and Lynette is faced with wondering if some secret should simply be kept."
Joining Peil onstage are Proof Tony nominee Larry Bryggman as well as Maggie Kiley, Ana Reeder, Mandy Siegfried and Greg Stuhr. Karen Kohlhaas directs the drama, which officially opens Dec. 11. The limited engagement runs through Jan. 11, 2004.
The creative team for Frame 312 comprises Walt Spangler (scenic design), Mimi O'Donnell (costume design), Robert Perry (lighting design) and Scott Myers (sound design).
An Obie Award-winning actress, Mary Beth Peil is a member of the Atlantic Theater Company and the Drama Dept. She received a Tony nomination for her performance in the 1985 production of The King and I, and she has appeared in plays by Paul Rudnick, A.R. Gurney, Craig Lucas and Edward Albee. Peil's screen credits include "The Odd Couple II," "Law & Order," "The Job" and currently "Dawson’s Creek."
Frame 312 plays Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM with matinees on Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. The Atlantic Theater Company is located in Manhattan at 336 West 20th Street. Tickets are priced at $45; call (212) 239-6200 or visit http://www.atlantictheater.org.