Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Carol Kane, Pam MacKinnon and the Cast of THE LYING LESSON
Tony Award nominated director Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) will direct actress Mickey Sumner (film Frances Ha, Showtime's "The Borgias") in the Atlantic Theater Company world premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas's new comedy The Lying Lesson, joining previously announced star Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Carol Kane (Wicked, "Taxi").
THE LYING LESSON will begin previews Wednesday, February 20; officially open Wednesday, March 13; and play a limited engagement through Sunday, March 31 Off-Broadway at Atlantic's main stage Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).
In a remote seaside village in Maine, a legendary film star who may or may not be Bette Davis (Carol Kane) shows up to buy the home of an elderly couple. When she encounters a young local woman (Mickey Sumner) who appears never to have heard of her, "Ruth" stakes a claim on her distant past, and plays a relentless game of cat and mouse with her new "assistant."In this hilarious and unsettling comic thriller, Craig Lucas, celebrated author of Prelude to a Kiss, Reckless and The Light in the Piazza and twist and turn the audience around essential questions about memory, identity and truth-telling in The Lying Lesson.
Atlantic Theater Company's New York premiere of Rolin Jones' play The Jammer, featuring Patch Darragh, Dan Domingues, Christopher Jackson, Billy EuGene Jones, Keira Naughton, Kate Rigg, Jeanine Serralles, Greg Stuhr and Todd Weeks directed by Jackson Gay, is now playing at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 16th Street).