David Mamet's Ghost Stories, Starring Jason Ritter, Opens at the Atlantic
The Off-Broadway revival of David Mamet's haunting short plays, Ghost Stories: The Shawl and Prairie du Chien, officially opened June 16 following previews that began May 27 at the Atlantic Theater. Director Scott Zigler reunites with actors from his Broadway cast of Mamet's The Old Neighborhood: Jim Frangione, Jordan Lage and Mary McCann.
Michael Shannon, Trey Anastasio, Eddie Kaye Thomas Celebrate the Opening of Guards at the Taj
Tony nominee Amy Morton (August: Osage County, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) helms the world premiere of Pulitzer finalist Rajiv Joseph's play Guards at the Taj, starring Tony-nominated actors Omar Metwally (Sixteen Wounded) and Arian Moayed (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). The play, which was recetnly awarded the Laurents/Hatcher Award, officially opened June 11 following previews that began May 20 at the Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.