As previously reported, Chloe Sevigny ("Big Love," "Boy's Don't Cry") will star as Abigail in Abigail/1702, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's drama that picks up several years after Arthur Miller's The Crucible ends. David Esbjornson directs a cast that also includes Patrick Heusinger ( Next Fall) as John Brown, Paxton Whitehead ( The Importance of Being Ernest) as Judge/Rev. Parris/Man in Gray Suit and Laila Robins ( Heartbreak House) as Elizabeth/Margaret Hale.
Itamar Moses and Michael Friedman's The Fortress of Solitude will feature Santino Fontana ( Sons of the Prophet, A View from the Bridge), Kyle Beltran ( In the Heights), André De Shields ( The Full Monty, Ain’t Misbehavin), John Ellison Conlee ( The Constant Wife, The Full Monty) and Rebecca Naomi Jones ( American Idiot, Passing Strange). Daniel Aukin will direct.
The Readings Festival 1 will be populated by such actors as Tim Daly ("Wings," "Private Practice"), Dana Delany ("Desperate Housewives," "China Beach"), Seth Gilliam ("The Wire," "Oz"), Tony winner La Chanze ( The Color Purple, Once On This Island) and Jon Tenney ("The Closer," "Brothers and Sisters").
Powerhouse's Readings Festival 1 has also announced the addition of "Wendy and the Lost Boys," a new screenplay by Tony nominee Jon Robin Baitz ( Other Desert Cities) and Michael Hoffman ("The Last Station") and For Worse by Deborah Rennard ("Due South").
For tickets, phone (845) 437-5599 or visit Powerhouse.Vassar.edu.