ACT Announces Season Casting: Patti Cohenour in GREY GARDENS, Pamela Reed in OTHER DESERT CITIES and More

ACT Announces Season Casting: Patti Cohenour in GREY GARDENS, Pamela Reed in OTHER DESERT CITIES and More

ACT has announced some of the casting for the first half of the upcoming Mainstage season. ACT's own Artistic Director Kurt Beattie gets back on the boards alongside Jeff Steitzer, Marianne Owen, Julie Briskman, and Laura Kenny in Assisted Living. In Other Desert Cities the critically acclaimed Marya Sea Kaminski makes her ACT debut going head to head with television actress Pamela Reed (Parks and Recreation, Kindergarten Cop) who is a UW Drama alumni and Washington resident. Many other notable local actors will be returning to ACT or making their debut including Jessica Skerritt, Matt Owen, Lori Larsen, Suzy Hunt, Aaron Blakely, and Kirsten Potter to name a few. See the current listing of committed artistic and production talent below.

All ticket purchases and information are available at or (206) 292-7676. Tickets: Adults: $37.50-$55; Students: $15; People 25 & under: $20; Seniors: 25% off adult ticket price. All Mainstage shows are available on the ACTPass monthly membership or as a subscription package. 50% off tickets are available on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 via the ACT website or by phone or in-person from 12:00pm-6:00pm.

ACT Theatre's 2013 Mainstage Season will appear as follows:

GREY GARDENS (Co-production with The 5th Avenue Theatre); March 16-May 26; Press Opening March 21

Book by Doug Wright, Music by Scott Frankel, Lyrics by Michael Korie; Based on the film Grey Gardens by David Maysles, AlBert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Mayer, and Susan Froemke

Casting Includes: Mark Anders (George Gould Strong), Patti Cohenour (Young) "Little" Edie Beale and Edith Bouvier Beale, Allen Fitzpatrick ("Major" Bouvier) and Norman Vincent Peale (Montserrat Fleck Lee Bouvier), Analiese Ermerson Guettinger (Jacqueline "Jackie" Bouvier), Ekello J. Harrid, Jr (Brooks, Sr.), Suzy Hunt (Edith Bouvier Beale), Matt Owen (Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr. and Jerry), Jessica Skerritt ("Little" Edie Beale).

The Creative Team Includes: Kurt Beattie Director, Noah Racey Musical Staging, Chris DeStefano Music Director, Matthew Smucker Scenic Designer, Catherine Hunt Costume Designer, Mary Louise Geiger Lighting Designer, Brendan Patrick Hogan Sound Designer, Jeffrey K. Hanson Stage Manager

ASSISTED LIVING (world premiere); Written by Katie Forgette; April 19-May 12, Press Opening April 25

Casting Includes: Kurt Beattie (Joe); Julie Briskman (Nurse Claudia); Tim Gouran (Kevin); Laura Kenny (Mitzi Kramer); Marianne Owen (Beatrice "Judy" Hart); Jeff Steitzer (Wally Carmichael).

The Creative Team Includes: R. Hamilton Wright, Director; Martin Christoffel, Scenic Designer; Catherine Hunt, Costume Designer; Rick Paulsen, Lighting Designer; Brendan Patrick Hogan, Sound Designer; Erin Zatloka, Stage Manager

OTHER DESERT CITIES; Written by Jon Robin Baitz; May 31-June 30, Press Opening June 6

Casting Includes: Aaron Blakely (Trip Wyeth); Brooke Wyeth (Marya Sea Kaminski); Lori Larsen (Silda Grauman); Pamela Reed (Polly Wyeth); TBD Lyman Wyeth

The Creative Team Includes: Victor Pappas, Director; Robert Dahlstrom, Scenic Designer; Frances Kenny, Costume Designer; Brendan Patrick Hogan, Sound Designer; JR Welden, Stage Manager;

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN; Written by Gina Gionfriddo; July 12-August 11, Press Opening July 18

Casting Includes: Jeffrey Fracé (Don Harper); Priscilla Lauris (Alice Croll); Kirsten Potter (Catherine Croll); TBD Gwen Harper; TBD Avery Willard

The Creative Team Includes: Anita Montgomery, Director; Matthew Smucker, Scenic Designer; Brendan Patrick Hogan, Sound Designer; Erin Zatloka, Stage Manager

MIDDLETOWN; Written by Will Eno; Directed by John Langs; August 30-September 29, Press Opening September 5

Casting TBD

SUGAR DADDIES; Written and Directed by Alan Ayckbourn; October 4-November 3, Press Opening October 10

Casting TBD

All Dates and Artists subject to change. All Sales final.

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