Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with ATC's BLUEBIRD

Atlantic Theater Company kicks off the 2011-2012 season with the U.S. premiere of Simon Stephens' play BLUEBIRD, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch at Atlantic Stage 2. BLUEBIRD will star Olivier Award winner Simon Russell Beale, Kate Blumberg, Michael Countryman, Mary McCann, Charlotte Parry, John Sharian, Tobias Segal and Todd Weeks. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below!

Jimmy MacNeill (Beale) is a London taxi driver who seems to draw personal stories and confessions from his passengers without even trying. Over the course of Simon Stephens' meticulously observed and deeply compassionate play, the truth of Jimmy's own life and secret burdens unfurls with each new "fare." In this acclaimed early play, the first of several he has since had produced at The Royal Court Theatre, Stephens illuminates big questions about how we transcend our own mistakes, and the value and cost of intimacy. He is an unparalleled observer of the small details that unlock joy and pain for the throngs of people anonymously going about their business in the big city.

BLUEBIRD's creative team will feature Rachel Hauck (Scenic Design), Sarah Holden (Costume Design), Ben Stanton (Lighting Design) and Darron West (Sound Design).

Photo Credit: Kevn Thomas Garcia

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