By Adam Hetrick
06 Apr 2013
Rylance, who has twice-quoted Jenkins' words during his Tony Award acceptance speeches, collaborated with the poet on the piece that is set on the last day of ice fishing season in the Upper Midwest.
Rylance and Claire van Kampen, who contributed original music to Nice Fish, co-direct the staging. It is based on Jenkins' prose. It will officially open April 12 and continue through May 18.
Rylance (Jerusalem, La Bete, Boeing-Boeing) stars as Ron in a cast that also features Jim Lichtscheidl (Arms and the Man, The 39 Steps) as Eric, Emily Swallow (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Flo, Chris Carlson (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, God of Carnage) as Wayne, Bob Davis (Tales from Hollywood, Arsenic and Old Lace) as DNR Officer and Tyson Forbes (Peer Gynt, 1776) as Wainwright.
Nice Fish features the work of Marcela Lorca (movement), Todd Rosenthal (scenic designer), Ilona Somogyi (costume designer), Mimi Sherin (lighting designer), Scott W. Edwards (sound designer) and Michael Lupu (dramaturg).
For ticket information visit guthrietheater.org.