The comedy will play only 14 performances — through Sept. 30 — at the Virginia Wimberly Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion in the Boston Center for the Arts. Justin Waldman directs. Penned by Boston playwright Noone, The Atheist was part of Huntington's 2006 Breaking Ground Festival of New Play Readings with Scott starring. In the solo work, he plays "Augustine Early, a crooked journalist who makes an art of clawing his way up the professional ladder," according to show notes. "When he turns the mayor's tawdry predilections into front page news, the scandal threatens to undo the one person he thought was immune – himself."
Scott has appeared onstage in Ah, Wilderness!; The Real Thing; and the Huntington's 1996 production of Hamlet. Recently seen in the television series "Six Degrees," the actor is also known for his film turns in "The Dying Gaul," "The Secret Lives of Dentists," "Dying Young," "Singles," "Roger Dodger" and "Marie and Bruce."
Noone's The Atheist has previously played runs in New York and London. Other works include The Lepers of Baile Baiste, The Blowin of Baile Gall and the forthcoming Brendan, which will make its world premiere in Huntington's new season.
The design team includes Cristina Todesco (scenic), Jessica Curtwright (costume), Ben Stanton (lighting) and Alex Neumann (sound). Stephen M. Kaus serves as stage manager.
Tickets to The Atheist at the Wimberly Theatre, 527 Tremont Street in Boston, are available by calling (617) 266-0800. For more information visit huntingtontheatre.org.