Off-Broadway Revival of Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy Begins Tonight

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Previews begin Oct. 27 for Signature Theatre's Off-Broadway revival of Incident at Vichy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller. Among the cast of the World War II-set drama, which is helmed by Michael Wilson, is Richard Thomas, who is a two-time Golden Globe nominee and Emmy winner for his long-running role in the TV series "The Waltons."

Celebrating the centennial of Miller’s birth, an official opening night for Incident at Vichy is set for Nov. 15. The play is scheduled to run through Dec. 13, following the recent announcement of a one-week extension.

The cast also includes David Abeles (Once), Curtis Billings (The Trip to Bountiful), James Carpinello (Rock of Ages), AJ Cedeño (Strawberry & Chocolate), Quinlan Corbett (Rosario and the Gypsies), Brian Cross (Desire), Demosthenes Chrysan (Golden Boy), Jonathan Gordon (Orphans), Tony nominee Jonathan Hadary (Gypsy), Alex Morf (Of Mice and Men), Tony Award nominee Jonny Orsini (The Nance), Darren Pettie (Butley), John Procaccino (The Qualms), Alec Shaw, Derek Smith (Desire) and Evan Zes (The Freedom of The City).

Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas

Taking place in Vichy, France, during the Nazi occupation, the play sees a group of people called into an interrogation room under suspicious circumstances in an effort to reveal the Jews among them. As foreboding rumors of concentration camps begin to circulate, the men battle over politics, philosophy and an escape. It is billed as a "haunting examination of the cold, bureaucratic efficiency of evil."

Incident at Vichy was last seen on Broadway in 1964. It returns to the Signature Theatre for the first time since Miller's residency there in 1997-98. 

The design team includes Jeff Cowie (scenic design), David C. Woolard (costume design), David Lander (lighting design), John Gromada (sound design), Rocco DiSanti (projection design), Deborah Hecht (dialect coach) and Mark Olsen (fight direction). Robert Bennett is the production stage manager. Casting is by Telsey + Company, Karyn Casl, CSA. Incident at Vichy plays The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center, located at 480 West 42nd St., Manhattan. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Signature or phone Ticket Services at (212) 244-7529. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access.

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