Amanda Quaid, Jason Butler Harner, et al. Set for Royal Court Theatre's COCK
The cast of the American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's Olivier Award-winning new production, COCK will star Jason Butler Harner as M, Amanda Quaid as W, Cory Michael Smith as John and Cotter Smith as F. Written by Mike Bartlett and directed by James MacDonald, COCK will open Off-Broadway at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42nd STREET project, 229 West 42nd Street, on Thursday, May 17 and previews will begin Thursday, May 1.
When John and his boyfriend take a break, the last thing he expects is to suddenly meet the woman of his dreams. Now he has a big choice to make.
Mike Bartlett (Playwright) Mike Bartlett's previous plays include 13, recently seen at The National Theatre; Earthquakes in London for the Headlong/National Theatre; Love, Love, Love for Paines Plough and soon to be restaged for the Royal Court; Artefacts for Nabokov/Bush Theatre; Contractions and My Child for the Royal Court; and Chariots of Fire, which will be presented at London's Hampstead Theatre from May 9 through June 16, 2012. His play COCK won the 2010 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in An Affiliate Theatre.
James MacDonald (Director). Theatre: King Lear, The Book of Grace, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You (The Public Theater); Top Girls (Broadway/MTC); Dying City (Lincoln Center); A Number (New York Theatre Workshop); And No More Shall We Part (Hampstead Theatre); A Delicate Balance, Judgment Day, The Triumph of Love (Almeida); John Gabriel Borkman (Abbey Theatre Dublin/BAM); Cock, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, Dying City, Fewer Emergencies, Lucky Dog, Blood, Blasted, 4.48 Psychosis [including European/US tours], Hard Fruit, Real Classy Affair, Cleansed, Bailegangaire, Harry and Me, Simpatico, Blasted, Peaches, Thyestes, The Terrible Voice of Satan (all for the Royal Court); Dido Queen of Carthage, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Exiles (National Theatre); Glengarry Glen Ross (West End); Troilus und Cressida, Die Kopien (Berlin Schaubühne); 4.48 Psychose (Vienna Burgtheater); The Tempest, Roberto Zucco (Royal Shakespeare Company); Love's Labour's Lost, Richard II (Royal Exchange, Manchester); The Rivals (Nottingham Playhouse); The Crackwalker (Gate); The Seagull (Sheffield Crucible); Miss Julie (Oldham Coliseum); Juno and the Paycock, Ice Cream and Hot Fudge, Romeo and Juliet, Fool for Love, Savage/Love, Master Harold and the Boys (Contact Theatre); Prem (Battersea Arts Centre/Soho Poly). Opera: Eugene Onegin, Rigoletto (WNO); Die Zauberflöte (Garsington); Wolf Club Village, Night Banquet (Almeida Opera); Oedipus Rex, Survivor from Warsaw (Royal Exchange/Hallé); Lives of the Great Poisoners (Second Stride). Film: A Number for HBO/BBC. Associate Director of the Royal Court from 1992 – 2006. NESTA fellow 2003-6.