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O'Hare, Finneran and Marshall-Green Head to Pig Farm at the Roundabout, Summer '06

Pig Farm, a new comedy by Tony Award-winner Greg Kotis (Urinetown) will be presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company with previews to begin on Friday, June 9th, 2006 prior to an opening on Tuesday, June 27th at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W. 46th St.).  The play is a limited engagement through Sunday, September 3rd.

Katie Finneran, Logan Marshall-Green and Tony Award-winner Denis O'Hare will appear in the co-world premiere (in collaboration with the Old Globe, San Diego, CA) of Pig Farm, which will be helmed by Urinetown director John Rando. Additional casting and a design team will be announced shortly.

"Under a pot-bellied sky on a struggling pig farm somewhere in America, Tom, Tina (Katie Finneran) and their hired hand Tim (Logan Marshall-Green) fight to hold onto everything they have  namely, a herd of fifteen thousand restless pigs. Dumping sludge into the river has driven Tom to drink, and Tim seems to have caught Tina's eye, but when Teddy (Denis O'Hare), an officer of the Environmental Protection Agency arrives to inspect the operation, life on the farm explodes, implodes, then explodes again. Not literally, of course, but you get the idea," state press notes.  The play is an "absurdist, darkly comic exploration of pigs, sustainable agriculture, the federal government, and mythic portrayals of American hero-typesand pigs."

John Rando and Greg Kotis will collaborate once again following their Tony Award-winning musical satire Urinetown. John Rando received a 2002 Tony Award; for Best Direction of a Musical for Urinetown and has also helmed the Broadway productions of The Dinner Party, A Thousand Clowns and Dance of the Vampires. Greg Kotis won 2002 Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.

Pig Farm marks Tony Award-winner Katie Finneran's (Noises Off) third production with Roundabout, where she last starred on Broadway as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and also appeared Off-Broadway in Arms and the Man and You Never Can Tell for Roundabout. Finneran won a 2002 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance as Brooke Ashton in Noises Off.

Pig Farm marks Tony Award-winner Denis O'Hare's (Take Me Out) fourth production with Roundabout Theatre Company, where he last appeared on Broadway in Assassins and received a 2004 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.  He also appeared in Roundabout's Tony Award-winning revival of Cabaret and Major Barbara on Broadway. He is currently starring in the Broadway revival of Sweet Charity where he won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Lead Actor in a Musical.

Logan Marshall-Green received a 2005 Lortel nomination for his performance in Neil LaBute's The Distance From Here and is currently appearing Off-Broadway in Bert Royal's Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. He is best known to television audiences as Trey Atwood on the hit series "The O.C." and Richard Heller on "24."

The Roundabout Theatre Company production of Pig Farm is a co-World premiere in collaboration with The Old Globe, San Diego, CA.

For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.


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