Hamish Linklater's The Vandal to Feature Holly Hunter and Zach Grenier Off-Broadway
By Adam Hetrick
Academy Award winner Holly Hunter, Tony Award nominee Zach Grenier and Noah Robbins will appear in the Off-Broadway production of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal, which will premiere in January 2013 at the Flea Theater.
Obie Award-winning actor-playwright Linklater appeared Broadway production of Theresa Rebeck's Seminar. His credits also include The School for Lies, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, The Winter's Tale, Hamlet and Good Thing. He is well known for his television work on "The New Adventures of Old Christine."
The Vandal, which is billed as a "new play about death and vandalism in Kingston, NY," received a reading at Barnard College in October 2011 in a partnership between New York Stage and Film and Barnard College.
Jim Simpson, who directed that reading, will helm the Off-Broadway run that will run through Jan. 18-Feb. 17, 2013. "Most of us know Hamish as being one of his generations most gifted and wonderful stage actors. It was such a surprise to discover that he is also a new playwright of great promise," said in a statement.
Hunter is an Academy Award winner for "The Piano." She received Oscar nominations for her work in "Broadcast News," "The Firm" and "Thirteen."
Grenier received a Tony Award nomination for 33 Variations. His stage appearances include Man and Boy, A Man for All Seasons, Voices in the Dark and Mastergate. Robbins appeared on Broadway in Arcadia and Brighton Beach Memoirs.
The design team includes David M. Barber (set designer), Brian Aldous (lighting designer) and Claudia Brown (costume designer).
For tickets visit theflea.org. The Flea is located at 41 White Street in Tribeca.
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