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News Bogart Will Be Part of Arena World Premiere of Legacy of Light in 2009 Matt Bogart, of Broadway's Aida, The Civil War and Smokey Joe's Café, has booked work in advance, and will appear in Arena Stage's spring 2009 world premiere of Karen Zacarias' Legacy of Light.
Matt Bogart
Matt Bogart

The actor reported on his website that he'll play the roles of Saint-Lambert/Lance in the time-shifting play, directed by Arena artistic director Molly Smith, at Arena Stage's temporary home in Crystal City, VA. Performances will play May 8-June 14, 2009. Arena has not officially announced casting.

According to Arena, Karen Zacarías (The Book Club Play, Mariela in the Desert, Looking for Roberto Clemente) has created a "time-bending tale of discovery — both scientific and maternal. Enter the world of Emilie du Châtelet, an 18th century physicist in love with — but unfaithful to — the renowned writer and philosopher Voltaire. Jump forward to the present day world of Olivia, also a physicist, enjoying a satisfying marriage and career but feeling an astonishing pull toward motherhood. Their stories relate in surprising ways; both women fear that their choices will cost them their dreams of scientific immortality. A riveting drama with unexpected twists, this Arena-commissioned play brings a new voice to our stages — one that speaks with great eloquence on two women's quest for knowledge and love."

While Arena is refurbishing and expanding its new home, 2008-09 productions are being done in borrowed spaces in the DC area.

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