Olyphant was last seen on the Off-Broadway stage in the 1996 David Sedaris comedy The Santaland Diaries. In Lonergan's newest work, Hold On To Me Darling, he will play a world-famous country and western star returning to his Tennessee hometown. He will be joined by Adelaide Clemens, Tony nominee Jonathan Hogan, Jenn Lyon, Keith Nobbs and C.J. Wilson.
Helmed by artistic director Neil Pepe, performances are set to begin Feb. 24 at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater. An opening night is scheduled for March 14.
"On learning of his mother’s death, world famous country and western star Strings McCrane (Olyphant) begins questioning the meaning of his life and what it all adds up to," state production notes. "Determined to abandon his celebrity and career, he moves back to his hometown in Tennessee. It doesn’t go well. This compelling new play from acclaimed playwright Kenneth Lonergan examines the costs of fame, fortune and narcissism in pursuit of the American Dream."
Playwright and screenwriter Lonergan's plays include the Tony-nominated This Is Our Youth and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Waverly Gallery, among others.
Hold On To Me Darling will feature scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design by David Van Tieghem, dialects by Stephen Gabis and casting by Telsey + Company. For more information and to purchase tickets, available to the general public Feb. 10, visit Atlantictheater.org or call OvationTix at (866) 811-4111. Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater is located at 336 West 20 St., Manhattan.