August's True-Frost to Stage Ladybird for A.R.T. Institute

News   August's True-Frost to Stage Ladybird for A.R.T. Institute
Jim True-Frost will direct the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre School Institute's limited engagement of Vasily Sigarev's Ladybird.

True-Frost, a recent cast member of Broadway's August: Osage County, will direct the limited run, which plays March 13-21 at the Arrow Theatre in Cambridge.

Press notes for Ladybird read: "The night before leaving his home to fight in Chechnya, Dima throws himself a small going away party in the apartment he shares with his drunken father. As he celebrates with a junkie, a small-time criminal, a good friend, and her mysterious cousin, the night takes a dark turn when the junkie tries to pawn Dima's most precious possession. In the wake of this betrayal, the host and his desperate guests are forced to confront what it is they really value and what might be left for them in a community known only as 'Dead and Alive.'"

The cast includes Josh Stamell, Paul Murillo, Anna Rahn, Sheila Carrasco, Doug Chapman and Shawn Cody.

Designing Ladybird are Matthew Whiton (set design), Nathan Leigh (sound design), Hilary Gately (costume design) and Kirsten Opstad (lighting design).

True-Frost also staged the Steppenwolf productions of The Mesmerist and Ghost in the Machine. As an actor, he appeared in the A.R.T. production of Julius Caesar, as well as the Steppenwolf presentations of Killers, The Grapes of Wrath, Buried Child, The Playboy of the Western World and I Just Stopped By to See the Man. For tickets visit or phone (617) 547-8300. A.R.T. is located at 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA.

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