Arena Stage Announces Casting for Tappin' Thru Life and Mother Courage and Her Children
15 May 2013
Casting has been announced for Arena Stage's upcoming productions of Tappin' Thru Life and Mother Courage and Her Children.
Tap-dancing brothers John and Leo Manzari reunite with mentor Maurice Hines in Tappin’ Thru Life, directed by Jeff Calhoun. The production runs Nov. 15-Dec. 29 in the Kreeger Theater.
Mother Courage and her Children, starring Kathleen Turner, will also feature Nicholas Rodriguez (My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!) and Erin Weaver (The Last Five Years, Xanadu). Directed by Arena Stage artistic director Molly Smith, the production runs Jan. 31, 2014-May 9 in the Fichandler Stage.
Additional casting and creative team updates for the 2013-14 Arena Stage season will be announced at a later date.
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.