The romantic two-hander will begin previews July 28 prior to an official opening Aug. 7. Performances will continue through Aug. 23 at Off-Broadway's Cherry Lane Theatre.
"We passionately believe live theater should be accessible to audiences of all ages and incomes," producer Rian Patrick Durham said in a statement. "We are offering these $20 tickets to ensure that Scott Organ's powerful, romantic and humorous play reach as many people as possible."
Joining Stiles, who has performed onstage in Oleanna, Persephone and Twelfth Night and on screen in "Ten Things I Hate About You," "Mona Lisa Smile" and "Dexter," will be Wirt. Wirt's stage credits include Much Ado About Nothing, All's Well That Ends Well and Troilus and Cressida. He was also seen in the film "Billy Bates."
Jennifer DeLia will direct the production.
Phoenix will feature scenic design by Caite Hevner Kemp, costume design by Amit Gajwani, lighting design by Oona Curley, sound design by Janie Bullard and scenic art by Burton Machen. Brierpatch Productions is the general manager.
A film adaptation of Phoenix, directed by Amy Redford, is currently in development.
The play is presented by Julie Pacino, Poverty Row Entertainment, Rian Patrick Durham and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, by special arrangement with The Cherry Lane Theatre.
The Cherry Lane Theatre is located at 38 Commerce Street. Visit phoenixtheplay.com for more information.