Oscar Winner Chris Cooper Returns to Off-Broadway Play Trumbo, Jan. 6-11 | Playbill

News Oscar Winner Chris Cooper Returns to Off-Broadway Play Trumbo, Jan. 6-11
Academy Award winner Chris Cooper will reprise the title role in Christopher Trumbo's new work Trumbo, Jan. 6-11, 2004. The production featuring a rotating cast plays at the Westside Theatre.

Cooper won his Oscar this year for his work in "Adaptation." The actor, known for his such films as "American Beauty" and "Lone Star," has appeared on Broadway in Of the Fields, Lately and Off-Broadway in the previous run of Trumbo.

Upcoming stars include Robert Loggia (Boom Boom Room, "Jagged Edge") set to play through Dec. 7, Christopher Lloyd (Morning's at Seven, "Taxi") performing Dec. 9-28 and Charles Durning, scheduled to run Jan. 13-18, 2004.

Christopher Trumbo, son of the work's focal character, culled the play from the letters of the legendary blacklisted screenwriter. Trumbo tells the story of one of the "Hollywood Ten" who went before the House Un-American Activities Committee. After refusing to answer questions about his political affiliations, Trumbo was fired from MGM and imprisoned for a year. Peter Askin (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Sexaholix... a love story) directs.

Nathan Lane began in the Dalton Trumbo homage for this run at the Westside Theatre — where it ran earlier this year with a rotating cast of stars. The new open ended Off Broadway engagement opened began Aug. 26 and opened Sept. 4.

The play's focus, Trumbo, wrote such screenplays as "The Brave One," "Exodus," "Spartacus," "Roman Holiday," and "Papillon" as well as the novel "Johnny Got His Gun." For tickets to the new run of Trumbo, at the Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St., call (212) 239-6200 or click here.

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