Playbill Poll: What Should Patrick Wilson's Next Broadway Role Be? Readers Respond
22 Sep 2013
Nathan Hinds: I'm going to say he should go completely against type and play Miss Trunchbull. It would be a fun change to see something totally unexpected from him.
Wilson has the stature to play Miss Trunchbull, the intimidating, child-loathing school teacher in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Matilda. Bertie Carvel, who won an Olivier Award in London, originated the role at the Royal Shakespeare Company and repeated his work in the Broadway premiere. Craig Bierko recently assumed the role.
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.