Below the Belt, with Judd Hirsch, Opens in Seattle May 28

News   Below the Belt, with Judd Hirsch, Opens in Seattle May 28
Two-time Tony Award winner Judd Hirsch stars in A Contemporary Theatre's production of Richard Dressler's Below the Belt, which officially opens May 28.

Directed by Pam MacKinnon, the corporate comedy began performances May 22 and will run through June 21 at the Seattle theatre company.

Hirsch is joined onstage by John Procaccino (All the King's Men, Art) and R. Hamilton Wright (Intimate Exchanges, Becky's New Car). The Seattle engagement marks a return to the property for Hirsch, who also appeared in the 1996 Off-Broadway production of Below the Belt.

ACT notes for Below the Belt read: "Somewhere, in an anonymous factory cranking out units of some unnamed product, three men try to maintain some semblance of humanity and self, despite a crushingly conformist and hyper-masculine bureaucracy. Cross the sitcom 'The Office' with Samuel Beckett, and the results might look like something like this — darkly funny, and disconcertingly familiar."

Below the Belt has set design by Matthew Smucker, costume design by Deb Trout, lighting design by Rick Paulsen and sound design by Brendan Patrick Hogan.

Hirsch's extensive stage credits include his Tony-winning performances in Conversations with My Father and I'm Not Rappaport, as well as Sixteen Wounded, Art, A Thousand Clowns, Talley's Folly, Chapter Two, Knock Knock, The Hot l Baltimore and Barefoot in the Park. He is well known for his screen roles in "Taxi," "Dear John," "Ordinary People" and "Numb3rs." For tickets phone (206) 292-7676 or visit ACT. ACT is located at 700 Union Street in Seattle, WA.

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