Cullum, Harris and Farber Go to The Other Side in New Dorfman Play, Opening Dec. 6

Full casting for the American premiere of Ariel Dorfman's The Other Side has been announced, with John Cullum, RoseMary Harris and Gene Farber to star in the play, which will open at New York City Center's Stage I (131 W. 55th St.) on December 6th after beginning previews on November 10th.

Cullum will play Atom Roma, Harris will play Levana Julak and Farber will be seen as the Guard in the Dorfman (Death and the Maiden) play, which will be directed by Blanka Zizka, who is the
co-Artistic Director of The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia.  The Other Side will be a Manhattan Theatre Club production.

"Dorfman's moving, unexpectedly comic work is set near the border of two war torn countries where a man (Cullum) and a woman (Harris) await the return of their son who ran away 30 years ago. They pass their days identifying the casualties of war. When peace is established and a border guard (Farber) arrives laying a new border directly through the middle of their home, their bleakly predictable world unravels," state press notes. The Other Side had its world premiere at the New National Theatre in Tokyo, Japan in April 2004 and will also open in London in 2006, with Sir Peter Hall directing.

Cullum is a two-time Tony Award winner for his performances in Shenandoah and On the Twentieth Century, and was nominated for his work in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and Urinetown. Other Broadway credits include the original production of Camelot, Hamlet (with Richard Burton), Man of La Mancha, 1776, Deathtrap, The Boys in Autumn, Aspects of Love, Show Boat, All My Sons and more. He recently appeared in the Encores! production of Purlie. On film and TV, he has been seen in "Law and Order: SVU," "Northern Exposure," "E.R." Hawaii, 1776, The Day After, Inherit the Wind and the upcoming films Night Listener and Charlotte's Web.

Harris most recently appeared in Edward Albee's All Over for the Roundabout in 2002. Her Broadway credits include A Delicate Balance, Waiting in the Wings, An Inspector Calls, Hay Fever, Pack of Lies, Heartbreak House, The Royal Family, A Streetcar Named Desire, Old Times, The Lion in the Winter (Tony Award). At the Royal National Theatre, she appeared in: Women of Troy, The Petition, Hamlet, and Uncle Vanya. Film and TV credits include Spiderman, Spiderman 2, Sunshine, Tom & Viv (Academy Award nomination), "Notorious Woman" (Emmy), "Holocaust" (Golden Globe), "To the Lighthouse," and "Death of a Salesman."

Farber most recently appeared in the Classic Stage Company's production of The Winter's Tale with David Strathairn. He previously appeared in the 2nd Stage Theatre production of In The Absence of Spring, and in the role of Romeo in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Regional credits include the McCarter Theatre productions of Cheap Sunglasses and Becausehecan and Huntington Theatre Company's Dead End. His television credits include "All My Children," "One Life To Live," "Guiding Light," and "Law & Order."

The creative team for The Other Side includes Beowulf Borritt (set design), Linda Cho (costume design), Russell H. Champa (lighting design), and Scott Killian (sound design).

The performance schedule for The Other Side is: Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM, and Sunday evening performances at 7:00 PM. Starting December 19: Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:00 PM.

Tickets are $65 and can be reserved by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212. Group and student rates are available. For group ticket information, call (212) 399-3000 x 134. Student tickets are $25 and are on sale for all performances based on availability on the day of the performance, up to one hour before showtime. Call (212) 581-1212 for further information. MTC at New York City Center is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with a hearing augmentation system.

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