"ER" and "Sopranos" Stars Join Off-Broadway's A Month in the Country

News   "ER" and "Sopranos" Stars Join Off-Broadway's A Month in the Country
Anthony Edwards ("ER"), Annabella Sciorra ("The Sopranos") and Tony Award winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of A Salesman) have joined the Off-Broadway cast of Classic Stage Company's A Month in the Country, starring "Game of Thrones" actor Peter Dinklage.

Annabella Sciorra
Annabella Sciorra Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Ivan Turgenev's classic will begin Jan. 9, 2015, under the direction of Erica Schmidt. Performances will continue through Feb. 22. A Month in the Country will officially open Jan. 29.

Dinklage and "Orange is the New Black" actress Taylor Schilling will co-star as Rakitin and Natalya, respectively, in a cast that will also include Edwards as Arkady, Franz as Anna and Sciorra as Lizaveta.

Completing the cast are Peter Appel, Ian Etheridge, Mike Faist, James Joseph O'Neil, Elizabeth Ramos, Thomas Jay Ryan, Frank Van Putten and Megan West.

"A Month in the Country chronicles the comic and erotic turmoil that befalls an otherwise quiet country estate when a handsome young tutor arrives to teach Natalya Petrovna's young son," press notes state. "But it is Natalya who soon becomes interested in a tutelage of another kind, much to the consternation of her husband and her long suffering friend, Rakitin, who is hopelessly and secretly smitten with her."

Scenic design is by Mark Wendland, costume design is by Tom Broecker, lighting design is by Jeff Croiter and sound design is by Bart Fasbender.

Classic Stage Company is located at 136 East 13th Street. More information is available by calling (212) 352-3101 or visiting classicstage.org.

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