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Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Rea, Brid Brennan and More in Signature Theatre's A PARTICLE OF DREAD (OEDIPUS VARIATIONS)

Signature Theatre and Field Day present the U.S. Premiere of A PARTICLE OF DREAD (OEDIPUS VARIATIONS) by Sam Shepard, directed by Nancy Meckler. The production runs now through December 21, 2014 with a November 23 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Signature and Ireland's renowned Field Day Theatre Company will present the U.S. premiere of 1996-97 Playwright-in-Residence Sam Shepard's A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations). This dark, fragmented, modern-day take on Oedipus Rex premiered in Derry, Ireland, and features a cast of actors from both sides of the Atlantic.

Joining Stephen Rea, who will play the canonical central role, are Tony Award winner Brid Brennan (Dancing at Lughnasa) as Jocasta / Jocelyn, Lloyd Hutchinson (Anonymous) as Uncle Del / Traveler / Tiresias / Maniac of the Outskirts, Jason Kolotouros (Her Majesty the King at the HERE Arts Center) as Harrington,Matthew Rauch(The Wolf of Wall Street) as Randolph, Aidan Redmond (The Cripple of Inishmaan) as Laius / Larry / Langos, Judith Roddy ("The Fall") as Antigone / Annalee.

The design team includes Frank Conway (Scenic Design), Lorna Marie Mugan (Costume Design), Michael Chybowski (Lighting Design), Jill BC Du Boff (Sound Design), Neil Martin (Composer), Kate Wilson (Dialect Coach). Amanda Michaels is the Production Stage Manager. Casting by Telsey + Company, William Cantler, CSA.

Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Rea, Brid Brennan and More in Signature Theatre's A PARTICLE OF DREAD (OEDIPUS VARIATIONS)
Stephen Rea

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Rea, Brid Brennan and More in Signature Theatre's A PARTICLE OF DREAD (OEDIPUS VARIATIONS)
Stephen Rea and Lloyd Hutchinson

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Rea, Brid Brennan and More in Signature Theatre's A PARTICLE OF DREAD (OEDIPUS VARIATIONS)
Stephen Rea and Brid Brennan

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Rea, Brid Brennan and More in Signature Theatre's A PARTICLE OF DREAD (OEDIPUS VARIATIONS)
Stephen Rea and Brid Brennan

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Rea, Brid Brennan and More in Signature Theatre's A PARTICLE OF DREAD (OEDIPUS VARIATIONS)
Judith Roddy and Stephen Rea

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Rea, Brid Brennan and More in Signature Theatre's A PARTICLE OF DREAD (OEDIPUS VARIATIONS)
Lloyd Hutchinson

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Rea, Brid Brennan and More in Signature Theatre's A PARTICLE OF DREAD (OEDIPUS VARIATIONS)
Aidan Redmond

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Rea, Brid Brennan and More in Signature Theatre's A PARTICLE OF DREAD (OEDIPUS VARIATIONS)
Aidan Redmond and Brid Brennan

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Rea, Brid Brennan and More in Signature Theatre's A PARTICLE OF DREAD (OEDIPUS VARIATIONS)
Aidan Redmond

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Rea, Brid Brennan and More in Signature Theatre's A PARTICLE OF DREAD (OEDIPUS VARIATIONS)
Matthew Rauch

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Rea, Brid Brennan and More in Signature Theatre's A PARTICLE OF DREAD (OEDIPUS VARIATIONS)
Brid Brennan



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