Jennifer Simard Will Join Cast of Off-Broadway's Unbroken Circle

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30 Jul 2013

Producers Seth Rudetsky and Mary J. Davis announced July 30 that Drama Desk nominee Jennifer Simard will join the cast of James Wesley's Unbroken Circle beginning Aug. 7 at Off-Broadway's St. Luke’s Theatre.

Simard will take over the role of Edna, which was originally played by Anika Larsen. Simard has been seen on Broadway in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Shrek The Musical.

With direction by Jason St. Little, the cast also features Stacey Bone-Gleason, Lori Hammel, Suzanna Hay, Eve Plumb, playwright Wesley and Juli Wesley.

Set in 1970 Galveston, TX, "a family is brought together for the first time in years on the day of its patriarch's funeral," according to press notes. "As the day turns into night, the man's impact on his family unfolds in unexpected and surprising ways. Unbroken Circle is at turns hilarious and disturbing and explores how abuse and family secrets affect every person in each generation differently."

The creative team includes Josh Iacovelli (set and lighting design), Brian Hemesath (costume design), Katie Kavett (production stage manager) and Dan Adamsky (sound design).

Show times are Wednesday at 2:30 PM and 8 PM, Thursday at 7 PM and Sunday at 1:30 PM.

St. Luke’s Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street Tickets are $36.50-$59.50; call (212) 239-6200 or visit telecharge.com. For more information visit UnbrokenCircleThePlay.com.

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Eve Plumb, James Wesley, Lori Hammel, Suzanna Hay
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