Beth Henley's Ridiculous Fraud to World Premiere at McCarter; Casting Announced | Playbill

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News Beth Henley's Ridiculous Fraud to World Premiere at McCarter; Casting Announced Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Beth Henley's Ridiculous Fraud, which will begin previews May 5 at the McCarter Theatre.

Directed by Obie winner Lisa Peterson, Fraud will officially open at the New Jersey theatre May 12 and will play a limited engagement through June 11. The cast comprises Charles Haid, Tim DeKay, John Carroll Lynch and Barbara Garrick.

"A disastrous New Orleans wedding rehearsal dinner is the latest in the series of unfortunate events that befall the Clay brothers," reads production notes. "Daddy’s in jail for fraud, Uncle Baites has taken up with a panhandler, and Lafcad’s just called off his own wedding. What family doesn’t have its ups and downs?"

The creative team for Ridiculous Fraud also includes Michael Yeargan (scenic design), Jess Goldstein (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Martin Desjardins (sound design) and Rick Sordelet (fight consultant).

Beth Henley is the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Crimes of the Heart. Her other works include The Miss Firecracker Contest, The Wake of Jamey Foster, The Debutante Ball and Abundance.

The McCarter Theatre is located at 91 University Place in Princeton, NJ. Tickets, priced $35-$48, are available by calling (609) 258-2787 or by visiting

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