The program will showcase scenes and monologues from Mark Harelik's plays, The Immigrant and The Legacy, which The American National Theatre has planned as its 2014 inaugural productions. They are slated to run in repertory and with the same core cast, Chalfant, Jacqueline Antaramian, Richard Topol and Russell Posner, who will appear Jan. 13.
Tony nominee Randal Myler is slated to direct The Immigrant, with Laird Williamson to direct The Legacy.
"Mark Harelik's The Immigrant and The Legacy are outstanding plays and incredibly timely, given the current U.S. immigration policy debate, and the ever-enduring importance of family in our lives," said Sean Cullen, ANT founder and producing artistic director, in a statement. "Mark is a first-rate theatre artist, acclaimed actor ('Getting On,' HBO, 2013), and playwright. The ANT is proud to present his plays in New York for the first time. The ANT will continue to bring entire productions of exciting new American plays and musicals, from theatres across the United States. We're grateful to the great Kathleen Chalfant and Christian Borle for their co-chairing, and to the legendary Algonquin Hotel for hosting The ANT, Made & Played in America."
The Algonquin Hotel is located at 59 West 44th Street. For more information, visit AmericanNationalTheatre.org.