Sebastian Barry's The Steward of Christendom, starring Tony winner Brian Dennehy, officially opens at the Mark Taper Forum Dec. 8 at 7 PM following previews that began Nov. 26.
Directed by Steven Robman, performances continue through Jan. 5, 2014.
Two-time Tony winner Dennehy heads the cast of the Mark Taper Forum presentation. He is joined onstage by Carmela Corbett, Mary-Pat Green, Kalen Harriman, James Lancaster, Grant Palmer, Dylan Saunders, Daniel Weinstein and Abby Wilde.
The Steward of Christendom, according to press notes, is set in the "early 1930s at an Irish county mental home, where 75-year-old Thomas Dunne (Dennehy) has been committed by his daughter. Here, his mind wanders in and out of lucidity as he remembers his childhood, his wife and children, and his career as the head of Dublin’s Metropolitan Police, where he rose through the ranks to the highest position a Catholic could hope to achieve."
The production has set design by Kevin Depinet, costume design by Leah Piehl, lighting design by Robert Wierzel, sound design by Cricket S. Myers and projections by Jason H. Thompson. The production features casting by Mark B. Simon, CSA, and the production stage manager is David S. Franklin.
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