Women's Project Nabs "Mad Men" Actress Siff for World Premiere of Or,

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"Mad Men" actress Maggie Siff will star in Liz Duffy Adams' Or, — yes, the comma is part of the title — Off-Broadway at the Women's Project in October.

WP Lab member Wendy McClellan (Green Girl) will direct the world premiere that runs Oct. 29-Nov. 22 at the Women's Project. Or, will officially open Nov. 3.

Siff, who appears on the hit AMC series "Mad Men" as department store heiress Rachel Menken, will portray central character Aphra Behn in the new play. The cast of Or, also features Kelly Hutchinson and Andy Paris.

Or, according to press notes, is described as such: "Aphra Behn is getting out of the spy trade and into show biz, if she can only write her play without interruptions from her love life - celebrity Nell Gwynne, King Charles II, and double-agent William Scott, among others. While war rages and Aphra and her friends celebrate free love, cross-dressing and pastoral lyricism, the 1660s start to look a lot like the 1960s. Verse or prose, now or then, love or death... and a lot of kissing."

Or, will be designed by Jennifer Moeller (set design), Andrea Lauer (costume design), Deb Sullivan (lighting design) and Elizabeth Rhodes (sound design).

The Women's Project has also announced that Blackburn Prize winner Sheila Callaghan's Lascivious Something will fill the spring slot, running May 2-June 6, 2010. Daniella Topol will direct the work in which "an American and his young Greek bride escape to an island and plant a small vineyard. Their harvest ripens, and a fractious American woman arrives uninvited to stir up passions at their first tasting." For further information on the Women's Project, located at 424 West 55th Street in Manhattan, visit WomensProject.

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