PHOTO CALL: Amy Herzog's Belleville, Starring Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller, Opens Off-Broadway
By Krissie Fullerton
05 Mar 2013
Amy Herzog's Belleville, which explores the eroding marriage of an American couple living in Paris, opened at the New York Theatre Workshop March 3. Tony Award nominee Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller star.
Belleville began previews Feb. 12 and will run through March 31.
Here's how it's billed: "Abby and Zack—young, American and married – have shirked the stability of a comfortable post-graduate life in the States for Belleville, a bustling, bohemian, multicultural neighborhood in Paris. In an attempt to build a life together away from their family and friends, their passive-aggressive and aggressively passionate relationship is put to the test after an awkward afternoon discovery, a landlord's ultimatum and a cracked toenail."
Anne Kauffman (Detroit, This Wide Night), who staged the Yale premiere, returns for the Off-Broadway engagement that features original cast members Dizzia, Keller and Pascale Armand, as well as new company member Phillip James Brannon.
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.