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Gideon Glick, Zoe Winters & More to Lead World Premiere of LCT3's THE HARVEST

LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater will open its 2016-2017 season with the world premiere of THE HARVEST, by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Davis McCallum. THE HARVEST, whose cast will feature Gideon Glick, Scott Jaeck, Leah Karpel, Madeleine Martin, Peter Mark Kendall, Christopher Sears, and Zoë Winters, will begin performances Saturday, October 8th, and run for six weeks only through Sunday, November 20th at the Claire Tow Theater. Opening Night is Monday, October 24th.

In the basement of a small evangelical church in Southeastern Idaho, a group of young missionaries is preparing to go to the Middle East. One of them-a young man (to be played by Peter Mark Kendall) who has recently lost his father-has bought a one-way ticket. But his plans are complicated when his estranged sister (to be played by Leah Karpel) returns home and makes it her mission to keep him there. THE HARVEST was commissioned by LCT3.

Samuel D. Hunter's plays include The Whale (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, GLAAD Media awards; Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nominations), A Bright New Boise (Obie Award; Drama Desk nomination), The Few, A Great Wilderness, Rest, Pocatello, Lewiston, Clarkston, and most recently, The Healing. He is the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship, a 2012 Whiting Writers Award, the 2008 PoNY/Lark Fellowship, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Idaho. His plays have been produced around the country at such theaters as Playwrights Horizons, Seattle Rep, The Denver Center, South Coast Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Victory Gardens, Dallas Theater Center, and The Old Globe. He holds degrees in playwriting from NYU, The Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and Juilliard.

Davis McCallum directed the Playwrights Horizons productions of Samuel D. Hunter's Pocatello and The Whale (Callaway nomination). He is the Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and directed The Winter's Tale for the company in 2015. Other recent productions in New York include Fashions for Men (Mint Theater), Water by the Spoonful (Second Stage), February House (Public Theater), and London Wall (Mint Theater). Other credits include productions at the Signature Theatre Company, 13P, Clubbed Thumb, Play Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Partial Comfort Productions, Page 73, the New Victory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Guthrie Theater, The Old Globe, The Pearl Theatre Company, the American Shakespeare Center, and The Acting Company. A graduate of Princeton, he studied Shakespeare at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and trained as a director at LAMDA. He has taught Acting and Directing at Princeton and The New School for Drama.

LCT3 is Lincoln Center Theater's programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences.

THE HARVEST will have sets by Dane Laffrey, costumes by Jessica Pabst, lighting by Eric Southern, and sound by Leah Gelpe.

This spring, Lincoln Center Theater is producing OSLO, a new play by J.T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher, currently in previews and opening on July 11 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; and the LCT3 production of WAR, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, at the Claire Tow Theater. This fall, LCT will bring back to Broadway a new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos, with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by William Finn and James Lapine, and directed by James Lapine, beginning performances Thursday, September 29 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

The LCT3 program is supported by generous grants from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Ford Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, Time Warner Foundation, the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, the J & AR Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Endowment support is generously provided by Daryl Roth.

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