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Cast Announced For Thriller THE AMERICAN WIFE at Park Theatre

By: Aug. 17, 2016
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Casting has been announced for THE AMERICAN WIFE, a new thriller coming to Park Theatre from 7 September - 1 October. Looking at the real human cost behind the war on terror and myriads of misinformation, the full cast includes: Julia Eringer, Vidal Sancho, George Taylor, Emilio Doorgasingh, Mitchell Mullen, Anne Wittman, Sanee Raval, Sophie Angelson, Lucia Henry Peragine and Sascha Petrou. The press night is Friday 9 September, 7pm.

What if everything you're ever known was thrown into question? And everything you ever trusted was subjected to doubt?

When San Diego housewife Karen Ruiz discovers that her soccer coach husband Eduardo has been arrested on terror charges by American authorities, her notions of the western 'free world' she inhabits are upheaved. As she rushes to save him from the confines of his new Afghan prison - with the help of Press Association war correspondent, Mark Loomis - Karen will cross both comfort and war zones in search of explanation. With discrepant claims and accusations being made by governments, journalists and her own husband, who can the individual believe when there is no unified official truth?

The American Wife is co-written by New York Times bestselling author Ralph Pezzullo and seasoned playwright Stephen Fife. British Director James Kemp explores this story of war's true cost to the individuals caught in its wake. As the individual becomes increasingly powerless in the face of disembodied ruling powers, the production explores the impact of war on the individuals looking for answers.

The cast includes:

Julia Eringer (Karen Ruiz) trained at Drama Centre. Her theatre credits include Blue Kiss (Hollywood Fringe), Brilliant Traces (HB Ensemble) and Fool For Love (Tristan Bates).Her screen credits include Foxtrap (2016), The Missing Knife (2016), Stereotypically You, In Honor Of (2014), So Long June and Amy Winehouse: Fallen Star (2012). Series credits include Girls Like Magic (2015).

Vidal Sancho (Eduardo Ruiz), whose stage credits include The Odd Couple & Love and Laughter (John Lyon Performance Hall) andTotal Beast (Cockpit Theatre). His screen credits include Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Techo y comida (2015) and Model Mockumentary (2008).

George Taylor (Mark Loomis), whose stage credits include Cleansed (National Theatre) and The Moderate Soprano (Hampstead Theatre). His screen credits include Everest (2015), The Lady in the Van (2015) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).

Emilio Doorgasingh's (Colonel Hassan) screen credits include Game Of Thrones (Sky), RED 2 and Eastenders (2009-2015). His stage credits include Boy (Almeida Theatre, nominated for Best Male Performance, OFFIES 2016), Romeo & Juliet, Merry Wives Of Windsor, Wind In The Willows, Chester, Grosvenor Park, Dara (National Theatre),and Baghdad Wedding (Soho Theatre).

Mitchell Mullen (Sam Roberts), whose stage credits include The Shawshank Redemption (Wyndham's/Gaiety Theatre, Dublin), As You Like It (Peter Hall Company/US National Tour) and Orphans, Next Fall, Superior Donuts, The Hairy Ape and The Canterville Ghost (Southwark Playhouse). His screen credits include About Time, RED 2 and Made in Dagenham.

Anne Wittman (Amanda Bradley), whose stage credits include A Round Heeled Woman (Aldwych Theatre) Hazard County (Soho Theatre) and Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge (New Wimbledon Studio Theatre). Her screen credits include Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), The Ghost Writer (2010) and Proof (2005).

Sanee Raval (Ahmed), whose recent stage credits include Infidelity (Theatre Royal Stratford East), La Boheme (Arcola Theatre) and Nobody's Baby (Royal Opera House).

Sophie Angelson (Mertin), whose stage credits include Ludlow Fair (Above the Arts Theatre), Sonnet Walks (Shakespeare's Globe) and All My Sons (Farnham Rep).

Lucia Henry Peragine and Sascha Petrou join the cast as Taylor.

Director James Kemp trained at Drama Centre London. He teaches Acting & Directing at LAMDA and works as a 'Laban Consultant' at the Young Vic. In 1998 James was invited back to Drama Centre London to work alongside and assist Dr. Yat Malmgren in the teaching of Movement Psychology (inspired by the pioneering work of Rudolf Laban), and upon the retirement of Dr. Malmgren in 2001 he inherited his work and further developed this field of study

Writer Ralph Pezzullo is a New York Times bestselling author, and award-winning playwright and screenwriter. His book Jawbreaker is currently being produced by Warner Brothers with Christopher Nolan writing and directing. His plays include Dear Friends, On That Day, Eating the Shadow, and The Education of One Miss February.

Writer Stephen Fife is an award-winning playwright and published writer. His plays Savage World, Break Of Day and This Is Not What I Ordered have been published by Samuel French. He's also written book and lyrics for the musicals Charming, Buzz Snapshot and Young Forever, which all debuted at the Young Actors Workshop, which he founded and ran.

Sound Design is by Harry Barker (Chicago at the Garrick Theatre and We Will Rock You at the Dominion), with Lighting Design from Max Blackman. His lighting designs include On the Permanence of Fugitive Colours (Tristan Bates Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Bridewell Theatre), Happy Birthday Without You (Tricycle Theatre) and Ghost The Musical (Bridewell Theatre).

The production is co-produced by Julia Eringer and Oliver Taheri Productions. Oliver Taheri Productions returns to Park Theatre after a critically acclaimed run of David Hare's The Vertical Hour, starring Peter Davison. Other producing credits include Impotent(Lion and Unicorn), The Spring Tide (Old Red Lion), Alice: A New Musical (St James Theatre), Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Edinburgh, UK Tour, Broadway) and as Associate Producer on the UK premiere of Tony Award winning musical Urinetown (St James Theatre & the Apollo Theatre), and Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing (UK Tour).

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