Harris Yulin Joins Cast of WP Theater's DEAR ELIZABETH

Harris Yulin Joins Cast of WP Theater's DEAR ELIZABETHWomen's Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, announced today that Drama Desk nominee Harris Yulin (Hedda Gabler, Diary of Anne Frank) will return to play Robert Lowell opposite Lortel Award winner Mia Katigbak (Awake and Sing!) as Elizabeth Bishop from November 30 to December 5, 2015 in DEAR ELIZABETH, the inaugural production at the WP's new theatrical home the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway (at 76th Street). Written by two-time Pulitzer Nominee and Tony Nominee Sarah Ruhl (The Oldest Boy, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play) and directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined, Sweat), Dear Elizabeth tells a tale of unconventional friendship and intimacy that spanned thirty years and more than 400 letters with postmarks from Maine to Key West, from London to South America.

Hailed by The New York Times as "haunting and tartly funny...a rare gift," this insightful and impassioned examination of the famed correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell - two of the twentieth century's most brilliant poets - currently stars two-time Tony Award winner and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones (Doubt, "24") & David Aaron Baker (Once Upon A Mattress, A Raisin in the Sun) from November 16 - 21; followed by real-life married couple Ellen McLaughlin (Angels in America) & Grammy winner and Pulitzer finalist Rinde Eckert (Slow Fire, And God Created Great Whales) from November 23 - 28.

"Mr. Yulin has a gruff, weathered stage voice that hints at the rough knocks of Lowell's life - self-induced although many of them were. The only real conflict in their long friendship arrives when Lowell publishes a long poem, "The Dolphin," that includes letters from Hardwick that he has taken the liberty of editing. Mr. Yulin deftly combines the poet's fierce defense of his work with a sense of contrition and sensitivity to his friend's criticism." NEW YORK TIMES (October 31, 2015)

Previous casts include WP Theater founding artist, Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk, Obie & Outer Critics Circle Award winner Kathleen Chalfant (Wit, Angels in America) & Drama Desk nominee Harris Yulin (Hedda Gabler, Diary of Anne Frank); from November 2 - 7 by Obie Award & Drama Desk Award winner J. Smith-Cameron (Juno and the Paycock, Fuddy Meers) & Obie Award winner John Douglas Thompson (Othello, Satchmo at the Waldorf); from November 9 - 15 by "Girls" co-stars Becky Ann Baker (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) and Peter Scolari (Lucky Guy, "Bosom Buddies")

The DEAR ELIZABETH design team features Set Design by Antje Ellermann (Abigail/1702, Liberty City), Costume Design by Anita Yavich (Venus in Fur, Fool for Love), Lighting Design by Mary Louise Geiger (The Constant Wife, Buffalo Gal), Sound Design by Jill BC Du Boff (Hand to God, Disgraced) & Emily Auciello (Assoc., Of Good Stock) and casting by Kelly Gillespie (Assoc., Manhattan Theatre Club).

Tickets for DEAR ELIZABETH are now on sale via WWW.WPTHEATER.ORG /(212) 765-1706. The performance schedule is as follows: Monday - Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 8:00pm and Saturday at 3:00pm & 8:00pm.


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