Aaron Mathias & Lorraine Farris Join JACKIE AND MARILYN, Begin. 4/18 at Lion Theatre
April 18, 2014 marks the first time ever the stories of these two women will be brought to the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row in New York City. From the highly-acclaimed director Sanja Bestic comes a story of two of the most glamorous and famous women of their time, who still represent so much to this day. Announced today will be the addition in the JFK role Aaron Mathias and a new Jackie front runner Lorraine Farris.
Mathias has appeared as the lead in many films and series. The nomiated actor has been the lead and a series regular in the ABC/Stage 9 sci-fi series "Trenches," and has appeared on "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" and NBC's hospital drama "Mercy." Mathias finished filming Logo's original series "Pride," (premiering this fall), is slated to film (and produce) the feature film "Sunday at the Kehr's" this fall and "Wake UP New York" from award-winning director David Spaltro in the late summer.
Due to personal reasons the original casted Jackie, Rachel Barrer has had to depart from the production. Playing the role of the former First Lady Jackie Kennedy now is Lorraine Farris. Farris made her screen debut as Pinky in the cult classic "Natural Born Killers" directed by Oliver Stone. She went on to work with Mary Harron in "I Shot Andy Warhol" and has appeared in the hit TV series, "Sex and the City" and "Law and Order."
As previously announced, the role of Marilyn will be portrayed by internationally-known actress Lella Satie. Training in New York City under acting coach Susan Batson (who also trained Oscar winning actress Nicole Kidman and Juliette Binoche), Satie has always had a passion for acting. Her most recent performance as Frida Kahlo in "Tree of Hope, Remain Strong" gained her many outstanding reviews and recognition. Lella's acting includes an honors degree from the Prague Film School as well as time at the Shakespeare Conservatory and Professional Actors Lab in Toronto.