Ben Livingston, Michael O'Keefe, Daryl Sabara & More to Join Chloe Grace Moretz in THE LIBRARY at The Public Theater
The Public Theater announced complete casting today for The Library, a new play written by award-winning writer Scott Z. Burns and directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh. The Library will begin previews on Tuesday, March 25 in The Public's Newman Theater and run through Sunday, April 27, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 15.
The complete cast of The Library features Ben Livingston (Reverend Dunston, ADA Thornton); Chloë Grace Moretz (Caitlin Gabriel); Michael O'Keefe (Nolan Gabriel, Surgeon); Daryl Sabara (Ryan Mayes, Marshall Bauer); Lili Taylor (Dawn Sheridan); David Townsend (Publisher, Agent Murtaugh); Tamara Tunie (Detective Gwen Washburn); and Jennifer Westfeldt (Elizabeth Gabriel, Nurse).
After Caitlin Gabriel survives a deadly shooting at her high school, she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh returns to the stage with this bold and chilling world premiere that asks us to examine our relationship to the truth and the lies that claim to heal us. This production is co-developed and supported by the Kennedy/Marshall Company.
BEN LIVINGSTON (Reverend Dunston, ADA Thornton) has appeared on Broadway in The Heiress; One Man, Two Guvnors; and Mamma Mia! and Off-Broadway in Our Town. His select film and television credits include Bruce Almighty, Freeloaders, Unrest, "The Good Wife," "Boardwalk Empire," "Damages," "Blue Bloods," "Person of Interest," "Without a Trace," "JAG," "Frasier," "Dharma and Greg," and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
CHLOË GRACE MORETZ (Caitlin Gabriel) has been captivating audiences since she was five years old when she booked a lead role in Michael Bay's remake of The Amityville Horror for MGM opposite Ryan Reynolds. Her breakout role as 'Hit-Girl' in Matthew Vaughn's cult-classic film Kick-Ass, followed by a starring role in Matt Reeves' remake of Let Me In, landed her on TIME Magazine's prestigious Top 10 Performances of the Year list, as well as, the New York Times Best Performances of 2010 list. She recently starred as Carrie White in the remake of the cult classic Carrie alongside Julianne Moore and reprised her role as fan favorite Hit-Girl in the sequel Kick Ass 2. Prior, Moretz starred in Martin Scorsese's Hugo alongside Sir Ben Kingsley. The film received much critical acclaim and was nominated for 11 Oscars. This was followed by a leading role in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows alongside Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer. Moretz will next be seen in lead roles opposite Denzel Washington in The Equalizer, Juliette Binoche in Sils Maria for Olivier Assayas, in Dark Places, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's 2009 best-selling thriller with Charlize Theron, the indie film Laggies opposite Keira Knightley which premiered at Sundance 2014 and MGM's If I Stay based on Gayle Forman's 2009 young-adult novel.