Evan Cabnet (All-American, Outside People, The Dream of the Burning Boy) directs the production, opening July 23 at the McGinn Cazale Theater on the Upper West Side. It plays to Aug. 11.
"When Assemblyman Julius Lee [Changchien] makes a bid for Congress, the ghosts of his college days come back to haunt him," according to Second Stage. "Nothing reveals true colors like a sprint to the finish, when friends become enemies and allies can turn on a dime."
Changchien worked in Second Stage's Year Zero and Off-Broadway in The Dumb Waiter (NAATCO) and Crane Story (Playwright's Realm). He appears in the new film "The Bourne Legacy."
Powell appeared in Second Stage Theatre's Election Day and The Water's Edge, plus Playwrights Horizons' After the Revolution and Broadway's The Farnsworth Invention. Rasche's New York credits include Broadway's Speed-the-Plow, Lunch Hour, Loose Ends and The Shadow Box and Off-Broadway's The Seagull at CSC, Regrets Only for MTC, Edmond for Atlantic, among others.
The McGinn/Cazale Theatre is on Broadway at 76th Street. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling the Second Stage Theatre Box Office at (212) 246-4422 or online at 2ST.com.
"Created as a program to help develop and provide exposure for the voices of a new generation of theatre artists, the Second Stage Theatre Uptown Series (Christopher Burney, Associate Artistic Director and Curator) seeks to develop the skills of emerging playwrights, to provide early-career artists with the support of a major artistic institution, and to create new plays for the American Theatre. Each show has a limited rehearsal period, as well as a streamlined budget."