Julia Stiles and Heather Burns Are Mia Farrow's Daughters in Fran's Bed for Playwrights Horizons

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The family at the New York City bedside of ailing Fran in Fran's Bed is now complete.
Julia Stiles
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Harris Yulin (Broadway's The Price, Hedda Gabler), Heather Burns (Playwright Horizons' Lobby Hero), Julia Stiles (Central Park's Twelfth Night, "Mona Lisa Smile"), Brenda Pressley (And the World Goes 'Round) and Marcia DeBonis (Blue Window at MCC) will join Mia Farrow in the New York premiere of James Lapine's Fran's Bed, directed by the author.

The Playwrights Horizons production play the not-for-profit's mainstage beginning Aug. 30 (the performance is a pay-what-you-can show). Opening is Sept. 25. Performances continue to Oct. 9.

As previously announced, Fran's Bed will feature Mia Farrow in the role she originated at The Long Wharf Theatre in 2003. Yulin, Pressley and DeBonis also appeared in the earlier Long Wharf premiere.

Last on stage in the hit play The Exonerated (both Off-Broadway and across the U.S. in several engagements from 2002-2004), Farrow is known for screen performances in "Rosemary's Baby," "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "Alice."

"Incapacitated, surrounded by her family, Fran (Mia Farrow) guides us on an unpredictable journey into her past in an effort to help understand her present situation," according to Playwrights Horizons. Yulin plays Fran's husband, and Stiles and Burns play her daughters in the play billed as "an offbeat, colorful tale of a woman at a midlife crossroads." Lapine is a Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony Award winner who wrote or co-wrote Sunday in the Park with George, March of the Falsettos, Falsettoland, Table Settings and The Moment When (all at Playwrights Horizons), and Twelve Dreams, Into the Woods and Passion. Lapine is currently represented on Broadway as the director of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater is at 416 W. 42nd Street.

The production will feature scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by David Lander, sound design by Fitz Patton and projections by Elaine J. McCarthy.

The performance schedule for Fran's Bed will be Tuesdays through Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2:30 & 8 PM and Sundays at 2:30 & 7:30 PM. Tickets are $60. There will be an added matinee performance on Wednesday Sept. 7 at 2:30 PM. There will be no performances on Sept. 10-11. Tickets will go on sale to the public Aug. 3.

For information, call (212) 279-4200 or visit www.playwrightshorizons.org.

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