Woodard to Star in Adjmi's Stunning for LCT3 in 2009

News   Woodard to Star in Adjmi's Stunning for LCT3 in 2009 David Adjmi's drama Stunning has been announced as the second production of the inaugural season of LCT3 at the Duke on 42nd Street.
Charlayne Woodard
Charlayne Woodard Photo by Michael Hiller

LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater's new developmental initiative, will present the Brooklyn-set work June 1-27, 2009, in midtown Manhattan. Stunning received its world premiere in March at Washington, D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre, under the direction of Obie winner Anne Kauffmann. Kauffmann will repeat her duties for the LCT3 engagement of Stunning, which, press notes state, is "set in the insular Syrian-Jewish community in Midwood, Brooklyn [and] tells the story of Lily, a teenager newly married to a much older man, whose sheltered life is disrupted when Blanche, an African-American housekeeper enters her life."

Actress and playwright Charlayne Woodard will star as Blanche. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Stunning has set design by David Korins, costume design by Miranda Hoffman, lighting design by Japhy Weideman and sound design by Rob Kaplowitz.

Adjmi's plays include Strange Attractors, The Evildoers, Elective Affinities, Marie Antoinette and Caligula.

LCT3 is Lincoln Center's answer to the frustrations emerging artists face within the standard system of readings and workshops. The initiative presents fully produced productions, which allow emerging playwrights, directors and designers the opportunity to flesh-out their work in a professional presentation.

All tickets for LCT3 productions are priced $20. For further information visit LincolnCenterTheater.