Adam Dannheisser to Stage World-Premiere Comedy The Cottage at Astoria Performing Arts Center
07 Oct 2013
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Sandy Rustin's dark romantic comedy The Cottage, which will begin performances in November under the wing of the Astoria Performing Arts Center.
Rock of Ages resident director/performer Adam Dannheisser will helm the premiere that begins Nov. 7 for a run through Nov. 27 at Good Shepard United Methodist Church in Astoria.
The Cottage, according to APAC, "is a rollicking farce inspired by the works of Noel Coward. Set in the English countryside in 1923, this tale of sex, betrayal and, oh yes, love, unfolds when Sylvia Van Kipness decides to expose her love affair to her husband and her lover's wife. The true meanings of fate, identity and marriage are called into question as a surprising, hilarious web of secrets unravels in this ridiculous—and potentially murderous—romantic comedy."
The cast will include Daniel Bielinski (Macbeth), Maria Couch (On the Levee), Kevin Isola (Brooklyn Boy), Jason Loughlin (War Horse), Amy Rutberg (The Divine Sister), Hanley Smith (The Voice of the Turtle).
The Cottage will have scenic design by Stephen K. Dobay, costume design by Ryan J. Moller, lighting design by Evan Roby, sound design by Janie Bullard and prop design by Katie K. White. Kenneth Garner is the dialect/accent coach.
Rustin is the co-creator (book and lyrics) of the Off-Broadway musical Rated P ... for Parenthood, currently playing regionally and in development for TV with ABC Studios. Her scripted series, "Overbooked," is in production with Nickelodeon's new network, Nick Mom. Sandy is co-artistic director of Midtown Direct Rep.
For tickets, priced $18, phone (888) 596-1027, or visit APACNY.org.
The Good Shepherd United Methodist Church is located at 30-44 Crescent Street in Astoria, NY.
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.