Red Dog Howls Will Star Kathleen Chalfant This Fall at New York Theatre Workshop

News   Red Dog Howls Will Star Kathleen Chalfant This Fall at New York Theatre Workshop
Tony Award nominee Kathleen Chalfant will star in the New York Theatre Workshop's 2012-13 season-launching production of Red Dog Howls, Alexander Dinelaris' drama about family secrets shaken loose, to begin performances Sept. 4.

Kathleen Chalfant
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Ken Rus Schmoll directs the play, billed this way by Off-Broadway's NYTW: "A box of old letters and a father's dying wish leads Michael Kiriakos to dig up the buried memories of his hidden family history. After meeting Rose, his father's now-elderly, Armenian pen pal, Michael slowly learns of a past he never knew existed — one of exile, sacrifice and, ultimately, redemption. Written by Alexander Dinelaris (Still Life), Red Dog Howls explores the horrors of human atrocities, the enduring strength of the human spirit, and how the choices we make as husbands, sons, wives, and daughters will — for better or worse — reverberate for generations."

Chalfant is a 1993 Tony nominee for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. She won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress for Wit in 1999.

Full casting will be announced at a later date.

NYTW, on East 4th Street in the East Village, was the pre-Broadway launchpad for such works as Once, Rent, Dirty Blonde and Peter and the Starcatcher.

In collaboration with Noor Theatre, Food and Fadwa begins performances at NYTW on May 18.

New York Theatre Workshop is led by artistic director James C. Nicola and managing director William Russo.

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