Robert Boswell's play, which marks Franco's stage directing debut, will begin previews July 7, prior to an official opening July 13. The production will continue through Aug. 23.
Allie Gallerani (My Children! My Africa!, "Elementary"), Scott Haze ("Child of God," "As I Lay Dying"), Brian Lally ("L.A. Confidential," "Funny People"), Ahna O'Reilly ("The Help," "How I Met Your Mother") and Ally Sheedy ("The Breakfast Club," "Psych") comprise the cast.
"The Long Shrift tells the story of Richard Singer, who, as a dorky teenage boy, was accused of rape and thrown in jail, tearing his parents apart," press notes state. "Richard is released nine years later, and The Long Shrift follows what happens when his accuser reappears in his life."
Franco is currently starring as George in Of Mice and Men on Broadway. He is an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher and author. He began his career on the cult television program "Freaks and Geeks" and received a Golden Globe Award for playing the title character in the TV biographical film "James Dean." Notable film credits include "Oz the Great and Powerful," "Spring Breakers," Harry Osborn in the "Spider-Man" trilogy, "Milk" and "127 Hours," for which he received Academy Award, SAG and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor.
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