Andrew Weems to Star in Regional Bow of A Behanding in Spokane in Houston

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Casting has been announced for the regional premiere of Martin McDonagh's dark comedy A Behanding in Spokane, which will launch the Alley Theatre's 2010-2011 season.

Andrew Weems
Andrew Weems

As previously reported, Alley resident company member James Black will stage Behanding, which will begin Aug. 27 and run through Sept. 26 on the Neuhaus Stage. An official opening has been set for Sept. 1.

The cast will feature Andrew Weems as the menacing Carmichael; Chris Hutchison as odd hotel night manager Mervyn; with Sean-Michael Bowles as Toby and Emily Neves as Marilyn, the young couple caught in the middle of a deal gone wrong.

According to the Alley, "The mysterious, gun-toting Carmichael has been searching for his missing left hand for decades. Enter two bickering lovebirds with a hand to sell, and a hotel clerk with an aversion to gunfire, and we're set for an uproarious ride of love, hate, desperation and hope."

Behanding will have scenic design by Kevin Rigdon, costume design by Kelly James-Penot, lighting design by Clint Allen and sound design by Pierre Dupree. Lauren Halvorsen is dramaturg.

Behanding, which marks McDonagh's first American-set play, premiered on Broadway in February 2010. The production starred Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Anthony Mackie and Zoe Kazan. Walken earned a 2010 Best Actor Tony Award nomination.

For tickets visit AlleyTheatre or call (713) 220-5700.

The Alley Theatre is located at 615 Texas Avenue in Houston, TX.

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