Joining the previously announced TACT company members for the March 8-April 11 run will be guest artists Mark Alhadeff, Christopher Burns, Jeffrey Hawkins, Leif Huckman, Russell Kahn, Michael Oberholtzer and Dan Stowell. The TACT-member actors are Jamie Bennett, Richard Ferrone, Todd Gearhart, Jack Koenig, Ron McClary, James Prendergast and Gregory Salata.
TACT co-artistic director Scott Alan Evans directs the rarely staged 1964 play; TACT is dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit. Opening night at the Beckett is March 16.
Miller's "searing examination of the Holocaust" was originally produced in 1964 as a commission for the new Lincoln Center Theater Company (directed by Harold Clurman, starring Joseph Wiseman, David Wayne and Hal Holbrook). It was last seen in New York City in a 1981 production by The Jewish Repertory Theatre.
According to TACT, "A detention room in France during the German occupation is the setting for America's preeminent playwright to explore the themes of guilt and complicity with the forces of authority. In Incident at Vichy, ten men have been picked up for 'questioning.' As the men grapple with the fears, uncertainty and self-denial about the unspeakable fate that awaits them, Miller uniquely examines an historical period whose consequences continue to reverberate today."
The creative team includes Scott Bradley (sets), David Toser (costumes), Mary Louise Geiger (lights), Jill BC Du Boff (sound) and Joseph Trapanesse (original music). Meredith Dixon is production stage manager. The Beckett Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues.
Incident at Vichy will play Monday and Wednesday-Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are $26.25-$56.25 and are available through Ticket Central at www.ticketcentral.com or from noon-8 PM daily at (212) 279-4200.
For more information visit www.tactnyc.org.