Hamish Linklater's The Vandal Extends Off-Broadway Run
By Adam Hetrick
The world premiere of Hamish Linklate's The Vandal, a new dark comedy that opened Jan. 31 at the Flea Theater, has extended its Off-Broadway run to March 3. The three-actor cast includes Deirdre O'Connell, Zach Grenier and Noah Robbins.
Jim Simpson directs the production that began previews Jan 18 and was originally scheduled to run through Feb. 17. The play received a reading at Barnard College in October 2011 in a partnership between New York Stage and Film and Barnard.
Here's how the play is characterized: "Set in Kingston, New York, The Vandal is a startling, funny and dark new play about a woman and a boy who meet at a bus stop on a cold night and the stories they tell to keep each other warm."
Drama Desk Award-winning actress O'Connell appeared Off-Broadway in Circle Mirror Transformation and In the Wake. 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), Claudia Brown (costume designer) and Brandon Wolcott (sound designer).
Obie Award-winning actor-playwright Linklater appeared in the 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."
For tickets visit theflea.org. The Flea is located at 41 White Street in Tribeca.
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