The Hartford Stage cast of the spring 2013 world-premiere stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Man in a Case, featuring the previously announced Mikhail Baryshnikov, will also feature Jess Barbagallo, Tymberly Canale, Chris Giarmo and Aaron Mattocks, all associated with Big Dance Theater.
The movement-friendly production will play Feb. 21-March 24, 2013. Opening night is March 1.
Accoridng to Hartford Stage, "Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the team behind the internationally acclaimed Big Dance Theater, bring their signature style — fusing theatre, movement, music, and video — to this world-premiere adaptation of Anton Chekov's 1898 short story, 'Man in a Case.' In a tale both witty and haunting, a shy, reclusive man's courtship of a carefree young woman forces him to stare down his own rigid nature."
Actor and dance star Baryshnikov appeared on Broadway in Metamorphosis (Tony Award nomination and a Drama Critics Award) and Off-Broadway in In Paris (Ely and Edyth Broad Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Lincoln Center Festival and 2011-12 International Tour), Beckett Shorts (New York Theatre Workshop) and Forbidden Christmas or The Doctor and the Patient (Lincoln Center Festival). He has appeared in the films "White Nights," "The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez," "Company Business" and "The Turning Point" (Oscar nomination, Best Supporting Actor).
Barbagallo has performed with Big Dance Theater, Theater of a Two-Headed Calf and The Builders Association, and credits include Fiabe Italiane (John Turturro), An Oresteia (Paul Lazar/Brian Kulick) and MilkMilkLemonade (John Conkel/The Management). Canale has been a collaborator and performer with Big Dance Theater since 1995 and recently portrayed Euripides' Queen Alkestis in Big Dance Theater's Supernatural Wife. Giarmo is an artist and designer who has performed with Big Dance Theater since 2005 and recently performed in and composed choral music for Big Dance Theater's Supernatural Wife. Mattocks is an associate artist with Big Dance Theater, a puppeteer with Phantom Limb Company and has been a member of OtherShore since 2009.