Full casting has been announced for the La Femme Theatre's upcoming run of Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. Emily Mann will direct the work, which will begin previews Off-Broadway at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center December 6. An official opening night is slated for December 17.
The work follows a defrocked clergyman who encounters disturbances at the Costa Verde Hotel in Acapulco as the world prepares for World War II. After four women of different ages and backgrounds, along with a 97-year-old poet, engage in the clergyman's spiritual struggles, their lives leap dramatically forward. La Femme Theatre Productions initially presented the play in a 2020 digital reading benefiting The Actors Fund, featuring Dylan McDermott, Phylicia Rashad, and Roberta Maxwell. The benefit raised over $30,000.
As previously announced, the cast will include Tim Daly (The Sopranos, Madam Secretary) as Rev. Shannon, Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent) as Maxine, Lea DeLaria (Orange Is the New Black) as Judith Fellowes, Austin Pendleton (Between Riverside and Crazy, The Minutes) as Nonno, Jean Lichty as Hannah, Carmen Berkeley (Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) as Charlotte, Eliud Garcia Kauffman as Hank, Keith Randolph Smith as Jake, Bradley James Tejeda as Pedro, and Dan Teixeira as Pancho. Newly announced for the production are Michael Leigh Cook as Herr Fahrenkopf and Alena Acker as Frau Fahrenkopf, along with understudies Christopher Innvar, Tuck Milligan, Dee Pelletier, Alexia Pores, and Buzz Roddy.
The production will feature scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Jennifer von Mayrhauser, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Darron L West, prop design by Kathy Fabian, dramaturgy and language consultation by Amy Stoller, and casting direction by Stephanie Klapper Casting. Tinc Productions provides production management and LDK Productions' Lisa Dozier Shacket provides general management.
For tickets and more information, visit IguanaPlayNYC.com.