Screen's Sandra Oh to Return to Stage for Public Theater's Satellites

News   Screen's Sandra Oh to Return to Stage for Public Theater's Satellites Screen star Sandra Oh will headline the upcoming world premiere production of Diana Son's Satellites at Off-Broadway's Public Theater.

Michael Grief (Mr. Marmalade, Rent) directs the work slated to begin previews May 23, 2006, for a run though June 25, 2006.

Satellites centers on an interracial couple who move into the transforming neighborhood of Clinton Hill with their new baby only to be welcomed by a rock thrown through the window. The new work explores "racial identity, trust, community and the way we live now," according to production notes.

Oh — recently acclaimed for her work in the film "Sideways" and the television show "Grey’s Anatomy" — starred in the world premiere of Son's previous work, Stop Kiss, at the Public Theater. The actress has also been seen on stage in the world premieres of Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters at the La Jolla Playhouse and The Vagina Monologues Off-Broadway. Other film credits include "Under the Tuscan Sun," "Bean," "Last Night," "Guinevere," "The Red Violin," "Waking the Dead," "The Princess Diaries" and "Dancing at the Blue Iguana."

Director Greif, who stages the upcoming Off-Broadway debut of Mr. Marmalade, last stagedSpatter Pattern Off-Broadway and Never Gonna Dance on Broadway and is known for his Tony-nominated direction of Rent. His other credits include Machinal, A Bright Room Called Day, Casanova, Marisol, Pericles, Dogeaters and Fuckin' A — all at the Public Theatre. The former La Jolla Playhouse artistic director also helmed The Distance From Here (MCC), Bright Lights Big City (NYTW), Monster (Classic Stage Company), A Few Stout Individuals (Signature Theatre), Betty Rules (Zipper Theatre) and Cavedweller (NYTW).

The new season at the Public includes Michael John LaChiusa's See What I Wanna See, Rinne Groff's The Ruby Sunrise, David Grimm's Measure for Pleasure, Anna Deavere Smith's Let Me Down Easy and the Labyrinth Theater Company co-production of José Rivera's School of the Americas. Tickets for productions at The Public Theater are available at the box office at 425 Lafayette Street. For more information, visit www.publictheater.org.

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