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