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Signature Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For Annie Baker's JOHN

Signature Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For Annie Baker's JOHN

Signature Theatre announces the full cast and creative team for the DC premiere of Annie Baker's John, directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Work Joe Calarco (Signature's The Gulf, Jesus Christ Superstar). Elias and Jenny, a young Brooklyn couple, escape on a much-needed getaway to a cozy bed-and-breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. However, under the watchful eye of the cheery, if slightly off, innkeeper, a ghost seems to haunt their crumbling relationship. Annie Baker's John was called "so good on so many levels that it casts a unique and brilliant light" by The New Yorker. John will run April 3 - April 29 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre.

"Signature Theatre is thrilled to be presenting the Washington premiere of Annie Baker's newest hit play John, featuring Washington favorite Nancy Robinette," said Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. "As one of the country's leading playwrights, we look forward to bringing Annie's words to our stage and audiences."

"The Flick was one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences I've ever had directing a play, so doing Annie Baker's next major work was a no brainer for me," said Joe Calarco. "It's a hilarious, exquisitely beautiful play, and it also gives me the chance to work with Nancy Robinette again. She was born to be in this play."

The production will star Nancy Robinette (Broadway's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Signature's Walter Cronkite is Dead) as Mertis and Ilona Dulaski (Signature's Silver Belles) as Genevieve, and Signature Theatre newcomers Jonathan Feuer (Shakespeare Theatre's As You Like It) as Elias and Anna Moon (ABC's Castle) as Jenny.

The creative team includes Scenic Design by Paige Hathaway (Signature's The Gulf), Lighting Design by Andrew Cissna (Signature's The Gulf), Costume Design by Debra Kim Sivigny (Olney's Every Brilliant Thing), Sound Design by Kenny Neal (Signature's The Gulf), Production Stage Manager Kerry Epstein, Production Assistant Katie Mosher.

Ilona Dulaski SIGNATURE: Shooting in Madrid, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Follies, 110 In the Shade, Witches of Eastwick, FUNNY GIRL. DC AREA: Metro Stage: Master Class, Kennedy Center: Turandot (Washington Opera), Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Shear Madness, Dahlia; Studio Theatre: Caroline, or Change; Round House Theatre: Wintertime, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Olney Theatre Center: Man of La Mancha, She Loves Me. REGIONAL: CATCO: Master Class; Shenandoah: Fiddler on the Roof, Show Boat; Totem Pole: Nunsense, Ten Little Indians, My Three Angels; Cumberland: Pippin; Mill Mountain: Spit?re Grill. TV: Homicide: Life on the Streets; Unsolved Mysteries; House of Cards. NATIONAL COMMERCIALS: On and Off Camera. www.IlonaDulaski.com Proud Equity and SAG-AFTRA member.

Jonathan Feuer DC AREA: Shakespeare Theatre Company: As You Like It; Theater J: The Call; Mosaic Theater Company: Charm; Rep Stage: Antigone Project; Kennedy Center TYA: Flowers Stink; Imagination Stage: Charlotte's Web, The Freshest Snow Whyte; Studio 2ndStage: Astro Boy & the God of Comics; Forum Theatre: Passion Play, The 'T' Party, 9 Circles; The Hub Theatre: Redder Blood; Keegan Theatre: A Few Good Men; Adventure Theatre MTC: A Little House Christmas; Annapolis Shakespeare Company: As You Like It; Quotidian Theatre Company: A Little Trick, Talking Pictures. COMPANY MEMBER: Only Make Believe (interactive theatre for children in hospitals and care facilities). EDUCATION: MFA, The Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University.

Anna Moon REGIONAL: Hollywood Fringe Festival: First Love/Worst Love. TV: ABC: Castle; NBC: Body of Proof; FX: Legit; FOX: Rake; TNT: Monday Mornings. FILM: Scary or Die. EDUCATION: UCLA, Bachelor of Arts; Loyola Law School, Juris Doctorate.

Nancy Robinette SIGNATURE: Eagle River, Donna Q, Available Light. BROADWAY: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. OFF BROADWAY: New York Theatre Workshop: Trestle at Pope Lick Creek; Roundabout: Give Me Your Answer Do!. DC AREA: Arena Stage: Well, Death of a Salesman; Studio Theatre: Frozen, Souvenir; Scena Theatre: Mother Courage; Round House Theatre: Escape From Happiness; Shakespeare Theatre: The Rivals, Sweet Bird of Youth, Henry IV, The Little Foxes, Lady Windemere's Fan; Woolly Mammoth Theatre: Wonder of the World, The Obituary Bowl; Ford's Theatre: Driving Miss Daisy. REGIONAL: Williamstown: Philadelphia Here I Come!; Papermill: Diary of Anne Frank; McCarter: Twelfth Night; The Old Globe: Savannah Disputation; Key West: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. FILM/TV: Three Christs; Serial Mom, The Day Lincoln Was Shot, Telegrams From the Dead, Homicide, Louie. AWARDS: Helen Hayes Award; Fox Fellow 1998; Shakespeare Theatre's Will Award; William Hopkins award.

Founded in 1989, Signature Theatre is a Tony Award-winning regional theater that broadens and brightens the region's cultural landscape with its bold productions of challenging new and established works and engaging education and outreach programs. Under the leadership of co-founder and Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland, musical theater has become Signature's "signature," and the Theatre is renowned for its definitive Sondheim productions, inventive adaptations of overlooked or forgotten works, and investment in fresh new projects. Called a "musical theater powerhouse" by The Washington Post, Signature combines Broadway-caliber productions with intimate playing spaces and aims to be a leading force in U.S. musical theater. Since its inception, the Theatre has produced 58 world premiere works-including 19 new musical commissions-and is home to the single largest musical theater commissioning project in the United States, The American Music Voices Project. Attracting talent from the DC metropolitan region and New York, Signature has grown to reach more than 100,000 people annually from the Washington, DC region and beyond. Signature has won 103 Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in the Washington, DC region's professional theater and has been honored with 431 nominations.

Signature Theatre is located at 4200 Campbell Avenue (22206) off I-395 at the Shirlington exit (#6 traveling north, #7 traveling south). After the exit, blue Signature signs mark the way to the Theatre. Free parking is available in two adjacent public garages. For directions visit http://www.sigtheatre.org/plan-your-visit/directions/


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