Craig Lucas' The Lying Lesson and Rod McLachlan's Good Television Will Be Part of Atlantic Theater Company Season

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06 Sep 2012

Atlantic Theater Company, which is headed by artistic director Neil Pepe and managing director Jeffory Lawson, announced the two final productions of its 2012-13 season Sept. 6: Craig Lucas' The Lying Lesson and Rod McLachlan's Good Television.

Directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro, Lucas' The Lying Lesson will begin previews Feb. 6, 2013, with an official opening Feb. 13 at Atlantic’s main stage Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). Performances will continue through March 17.

The cast will be headed by Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Carol Kane.

"In a remote seaside village in Maine, a woman who may or may not be legendary movie star Bette Davis shows up to buy the home of an elderly couple," according to press notes. "Escorted by a young local woman who appears never to have heard of her, 'Ruth' (Carol Kane) stakes a claim on her distant past, and plays a relentless game of cat and mouse with her new 'assistant.'"

Atlantic Theater Ensemble member Rod McLachlan will make his Off-Broadway debut as a playwright with the world premiere of Good Television, which will begin previews May 22 prior to an official opening June 4 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).



The production, which will be directed by Bob Krakower as the final production of Atlantic’s season at the company’s Stage 2, will continue through June 16.

"Connie is a line producer and addiction counselor for a reality television show called 'Rehabilitation,' which chronicles families who are staging an intervention to help a loved one battle addiction," according to the Atlantic. "As Connie and her television crew begin to interview the family of Clemmy, a teenage crystal meth addict, things quickly unravel for everyone."

Additional casting and creative team will be announced for both productions.