Aspillaga, Gilpin, Halston, Margulies and Riley Join Cast of Chasing Manet

News   Aspillaga, Gilpin, Halston, Margulies and Riley Join Cast of Chasing Manet
Additional casting has been announced for Primary Stages' upcoming production of Tina Howe's Chasing Manet, which begins performances Off-Broadway March 24.
Julie Halston
Julie Halston

Joining the previously announced Jane Alexander and Lynn Cohen will be Vanessa Aspillaga, Jack Gilpin, Julie Halston, David Margulies and Rob Riley, according to the company's official website. Michael Wilson will direct the limited engagement, which runs through May 2. Opening night is scheduled for April 9.

In Chasing Manet, according to Primary Stages, "a rebellious painter from a distinguished family in Boston and an ebullient Jewish woman with a huge adoring family form an unlikely bond. Inside the confining walls of Mount Airy Nursing Home, the two plot an escape to Paris aboard the QE2. But can they possibly pull it off amidst the chaos of their surroundings? The tension and comedy grow as they struggle to take wing for the last time."

The creative team includes Tony Straiges (set design), David C. Wollard (costume design), Howell Binkley (light design) and John Gromada (sound design). The production stage manager is Susie Cordon.

Howe is also the author of Coastal Disturbances and Painting Churches.

Primary Stages is currently presenting Donald Margulies' Shipwrecked! An Entertainment – The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself) through March 7.

Productions play 59E59 Theaters (located at 59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues); tickets are available by calling (212) 279-4200. For more information visit

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