John Guare Makes Acting Debut in His New Play 3 Kinds of Exile, Beginning May 15 at the Atlantic
By Adam Hetrick
Tony Award-winning playwright John Guare stars in the Off-Broadway world premiere of his new play 3 Kinds of Exile, staged by Neil Pepe, beginning May 15 at the Atlantic Theater Company.
The play marks the Off-Broadway acting debut of playwright Guare, who has penned The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, A Free Man of Color and Two Gentlemen of Verona. 3 Kinds of Exile will officially open June 11 for a run through June 23.
He is joined in the cast by Peter Maloney (Arcadia, Carousel), David Pittu (LoveMusik, Is He Dead?), Alison Cimmet (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Jeffrey Kuhn (The 39 Steps, Spamalot), Jacquelyn Landgraf (365 Days/365 Plays), Martin Moran (Titanic, All the Rage), Kate Rigg (BFE), Omar Sangare (Six Degrees of Separation) and Timothy Splain (A Minister's Wife).
According to the Atlantic, "With great psychological insight and arresting theatricality, John Guare presents three artists, all of whom forged complicated lives in the West, having struggled and suffered amid the cultural and political turmoil of Eastern Europe in the mid-20th Century. Drawing from the experiences of three real exiles from Czechoslovakia and Poland, Guare weaves the stories of these lives into a riveting dramatic tapestry and probes the meaning of home, identity and how we carry the past with us."
The production has scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Donald Holder and original music and sound design by Josh Schmidt.
Pepe recently staged Hands on a Hardbody and the Broadway revivals of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow and Mamet's A Life in the Theatre.
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