MTC's Regrets World Premiere Will Star Adriane Lenox; Additional Cast Will Be Announced

News   MTC's Regrets World Premiere Will Star Adriane Lenox; Additional Cast Will Be Announced
Adriane Lenox, a Tony Award winner for Doubt, which Manhattan Theatre Club premiered, returns to MTC in the new year to play the proprietor of a Nevada retreat where men seeking divorces cool their heels, in the world premiere of Matt Charman's Regrets.

Adriane Lenox
Adriane Lenox

Carolyn Cantor (a Callaway Award winner for After the Revolution) directs the British playwright's drama, to begin previews March 8, 2012, at MTC's Off-Broadway home at New York City Center Stage I. Opening night is March 27.

Lenox (Kiss Me, Kate) will play Mrs. Duke. She won the Best Featured Actress Tony Award for her work in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, which moved to Broadway following its MTC City Center premiere. For her performance as Mrs. Muller, Lenox also received the Drama Desk, and Lucille Lortel awards.

Playwright Charman makes his New York debut at MTC with this world-premiere play. In Regrets, "Caleb Farley is the youngest man ever to show up at Mrs. Duke's cabins (Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox), a ramshackle retreat in the Nevada desert and one of the few places men can go to secure a quick divorce in 1950s America. Caleb claims he fled his Hollywood home for the same reason as the other men in camp – to shed the lives and wives they’ve known, and loved, to begin anew. But in an era of heightened fears and political distrust, accusations that Caleb is hiding more than just a broken heart test each man’s loyalty – to country and to one another. This fascinating new drama is an uncommon tale of friendship, loss and finding the courage of one's convictions."

Cantor's directing credits also include MTC's Pumpgirl, plus Off-Broadway's The Talls, Essential Self Defense and Orange Flower Water.

Additional cast, creative team members, and listings information for Regrets will be announced in the coming weeks.

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