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Isaac and Pascal Cast in Cruz' Beauty of the Father at MTC

Oscar Isaac and Pedro Pascal have been cast in the upcoming Manhattan Theatre Club production of Beauty of the Father, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics, Two Sisters and a Piano, Night Train to Bolina).

Directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Greif (Rent), Beauty of the Father will begin previews on December 15th and open on January 10th, 2006 at New York City Center--Stage II.  In the play, "A young woman travels to Spain to visit her estranged father and quickly becomes immersed in his vibrant, artistic world. But will a charming young Moroccan suitor stand in the way of their reconciliation?"  Additional casting will be announced at a later date.  
Isaac currently stars as Proteus in the New York Shakespeare Festival's current production of Two Gentleman of Verona at Central Park's  Delacorte Theatre. He recently graduated from The Juilliard School's Drama Division where he played the role of Macbeth. Other Juilliard productions include American Occupation, The Marriage of Figaro, In The Blood, The Birds, The Odyssey, and Three Sisters. Prior to attending Juilliard, he appeared in When It's Cocktail Time in Cuba at the Cherry Lane Theatre and Spinning into Butter at the Hangar Theatre. His film credits include All About The Benjamins and Blood in the Sand.

Pascal received the LA Drama Critics Circle Award and Garland Award for his portrayal of Phillip in the International City Theater production of Orphans. He appeared in a production of Cruz's Anna and the Tropics at Portland Center Stage Other theatrical credits include: Lorenzaccio (Shakespeare Theater); Gizmo Love, Lobby Hero (WHAT); American Buffalo (American Voices); and Floating Weeds (Mark Taper Forum). His television appearances include "NYPD Blue," HBO's "Earth vs. The Spider," "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," "Touched By An Angel," " Good vs. Evil," and MTV's "Undressed." He attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

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