Red Dog Howls Will Star Kathleen Chalfant, Alfredo Narciso and Florencia Lozano at New York Theatre Workshop
By Kenneth Jones
Complete casting has been announced for the New York Theatre Workshop's 2012-13 season-launching production of Red Dog Howls, Alexander Dinelaris' drama about family secrets shaken loose, to begin performances Sept. 5 toward a Sept. 27 opening. Joining the previously announced Tony Award nominee Kathleen Chalfant are Florencia Lozano and Alfredo Narciso.
Ken Rus Schmoll directs the play, billed this way by Off-Broadway's NYTW: "A box of old letters and a father's dying wish leads Michael Kiriakos to dig up the buried memories of his hidden family history. After meeting Rose, his father's now-elderly, Armenian pen pal, Michael slowly learns of a past he never knew existed — one of exile, sacrifice and, ultimately, redemption. Written by Alexander Dinelaris (Still Life), Red Dog Howls explores the horrors of human atrocities, the enduring strength of the human spirit, and how the choices we make as husbands, sons, wives, and daughters will — for better or worse — reverberate for generations."
Chalfant is a 1993 Tony nominee for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. She won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress for Wit in 1999.
NYTW, on East 4th Street in the East Village, was the pre-Broadway launchpad for such works as Once, Rent, Dirty Blonde and Peter and the Starcatcher.
New York Theatre Workshop is led by artistic director James C. Nicola and managing director William Russo.
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