Wright, de Courcy, Tisdale, Reilly and Navarro Cast in Secret Agenda of Trees

News   Wright, de Courcy, Tisdale, Reilly and Navarro Cast in Secret Agenda of Trees
Casting has been announced for Colin McKenna's The Secret Agenda of Trees, which will begin previews at Off-Broadway's The Wild Project March 15 with an official opening March 19. Performances will continue through April 11.

Directed by Michael Kimmel, the cast will feature Lillian Wright ("Parking Lot Lonely Heart"), Reyna de Courcy ("Esoterica"), Michael Tisdale ("The Secret Lives of Eskimoes," "Freulein Else"), Brian Reilly and Christian Navarro.

Trees was a finalist chosen by playwright Edward Albee when he served as judge for the first-ever Yale Drama Series in 2007. The play, according to press notes, is "set in a rural community in the backwoods of America where escape and fantasy substitute for hope: a tattered bond holds together Veronica, a 13-year-old who survives on a dream-life filled with Rosemary Clooney and Veronica Lake, and her mother, who dulls the pain of work at a slaughterhouse with booze and meth. As Veronica develops a dubious crush on a tattooed boy from study hall, and her mother invites a mysterious stranger into their ramshackle home, the cycles of dependency become increasingly dangerous and holding the world at bay may prove impossible."

The production will feature scenic and lighting design by Ben Kato and costume design by Jessica Gaffney. Elizabeth Nielsen is production manager.

The Off-Broadway run will be presented by Push Productions with executive producer J. Edward Cecala in association with The Wild Project.

Show times are Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM. The Wild Project is located at 195 East 3rd Street in Manhattan. Tickets, priced $18, are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/642665. For additional information go to www.thewildproject.com.

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