Whitney Conkling, Craig Wesley Divino, Lee Dolson & More Will Star in Beau Willimon's BREATHING TIME Off-Broadway

Casting has been announced for the world premiere of BREATHING TIME, a new play by "House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon, directed by Aaron Rossini and presented Off-Broadway by Fault Line Theatre. The cast will feature Whitney Conkling, Craig Wesley Divino, Lee Dolson, John Racioppo, Shannon Marie Sullivan and Molly Thomas. Preview performances begin Friday, March 21 prior to an official press opening of Thursday, March 27 at Teatro Iati (64 East 4th Street) in Manhattan.

A brother and a sister, a husband and a wife, a day in New York that sends shock waves through their lives. With humor and heartbreak, Beau Willimon's BREATHING TIME is an intimate drama about the arbitrary but indispensable connections between us all.

Jack and Mike are bankers - one reckless and larger than life, the other responsible and grounded. When we meet them, their typical morning ritual proves to be anything but routine. Three weeks later, Jack's sister and Mike's wife meet for dinner - two strangers connected by only a photograph. Denise is a struggling dancer trying to make ends-meet. Julie is a suburban mother doing her best to raise a young son. Fate has brought this quartet together. But they refuse to let it tear them apart.

The design team for BREATHING TIME is Tristan Jeffers (set design), John Eckert (lighting design), Chad Raines (sound design), and Izzy Fields (costume design).

BREATHING TIME will follow on the heels of Fault Line Theatre's current critical hit, Crystal Finn's THE FAIRE - currently playing through March 1 at the Fourth Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street) - which New York Times critic Neil Genzlinger called "delicious" and "a sharp comedy."

Beau Willimon is a playwright and screenwriter. Plays include: "Spirit Control" (Manhattan Theatre Club, 2010); "Farragut North" (Atlantic Theater Company, 2008), "Lower Ninth" (Flea Theater, 2008? UK premiere, Donmar Warehouse, 2010). His most recent stage production, "The Parisian Woman," premiered at South Coast Repertory last spring and starred Dana Delany, Steven Weber, Steven Culp, Linda Gehringer and Rebecca Mozo. Additionally his work has been seen at the Actors Theater of Chicago, Battersea Arts Center, Cherry Lane, Geffen Playhouse, HERE, New Dramatists, Phoenix Theater, Red Stitch, South Coast Rep and many others in the U.S. and overseas. He has written films for Warner Bros., Fox 2000 and Summit Entertainment. The film "Ides of March," based on "Farragut North," directed by George Clooney received several award nominations including an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for Mr. Willimon and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay. Other honors include: Lila Acheson Wallace Juilliard Playwriting Fellowship, two-time winner of the Lincoln Center Le Comte du Nouy Award, 2008 Playwright-in-Residence at the Donmar Warehouse, two Outer-Critics Circle nominations for Farragut North. In 2012, Beau developed the series "House of Cards" starring Kevin Spacey for Netflix. In 2013, "House of Cards" received nine Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and four Golden Globe nominations (the first online streaming show to be so honored) - it won the WGA Award for Best New Series.




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