"Dawson's Creek" and "X-Men 2" Stars Set for Shinn's Where Do We Live

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Michelle Williams ("Dawson's Creek") and Aaron Stanford ("Tadpole") will star in the upcoming American premiere of Christopher Shinn's Where Do We Live at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre later this season.

The staging is set for an April 14-May 23 run at the downtown Manhattan venue which is currently presenting the world premiere of Nicky Silver’s Beautiful Child. Shinn will direct the work.

Williams, who appeared in the recent film "The Station Agent," appeared Off-Broadway in Smelling a Rat and Killer Joe. Other film credits include "Halloween H20," "Dick" and "But I'm a Cheerleader."

Her co-star Stanford played the fiery Pyro in the X-Men seuqel film "X2." HIs other film work includes "Tadpole," "Hollywood Ending" and "25th Hour."

Where Do We Live, as described by the playwright, is "a play about two young men who live in the same apartment building and their lives intersect." The work premiered in London in May, 2002, and makes its American stage debut Off-Broadway later as part of the Vineyard’s 2003-04 season.

The three-act play, which features a cast of nine actors and 17 characters, "offers a very panoramic view of New York City," said Shinn. "It's probably my most ambitious play." The author's inspiration for the new work? "Really, it was [when] Sept. 11 [2001] happened; I owed The Royal Court a play, I had no money and I thought now is not the time to be broke," Shinn admitted. "It was written in a panic about being broke, starting on Sept. 12."

Shinn is the author of the plays Four and What Didn't Happen. The scribe is also currently at work on a new musical with composer David H. Turner about a young composer who completes the unfinished musical of a late legendary Broadway songwriter.

For information about the Vineyard's upcoming season, call the box office at (212) 353-0303 or visit www.vineyardtheatre.org.

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