Lesley Shires to Star in IRT's THE GIN BABY, Begin. 1/19

Mermaid Sand Productions and Kid Brooklyn Productions announced the cast of Sarah Shaefer's The Gin Baby, directed by Daniel Talbott, January 19 through February 2, 2014 at the IRT Theater in downtown Manhattan.

Shyko Amos (Mamma Mia tour), Charlotte Graham (Camelot, Trinity Rep), Maxwell Hamilton (Slipping, Rattlestick West, Los Angeles), Lesley Shires (Happy Birthday, TACT), Chris Stack (Killers & Other Family, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Jenny Seastone Stern (North Atlantic, Wooster Group), and Jelena Stupljanin (Film: Cirkus Columbia, director Denis Tanovic) will star in the searing drama.

No longer able to self-medicate with alcohol and in a desperate search for escape, a young woman finds herself standing on The Edge of the 1 train subway platform. She faces the train as it roars into the station, and then faces the consequences as she commits herself to a psych ward in one last attempt to commit to herself.

The production team includes Evan Caccioppoli (producer/Kid Brooklyn Productions), Addie Johnson-Talbott (producer), John McDermott(scenic design), Tristan Raines (costume design), Kia Rogers (lighting design), Janie Bullard (sound design), Kaitlyn Pietras (video and projection design) and Jack Doulin, CSA (casting director).

Previews of The Gin Baby begin January 19, 2014 ahead of a January 20th opening. Performances continue through February 2, 2014; Wednesday through Sunday at 8:00 pm; at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, 3rd Floor, between Washington St. and West Street; Subway: 1 to Christopher Street). Tickets are $18 and may be purchased in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006.

The Gin Baby will be produced, in part, by Kori Rushton and IRTs Residency Season. http://irttheater.org

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