George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced casting for the fourth production of the New Brunswick theatre's season, the world premiere of Rich Girl by Victoria Stewart.
Returning to George Street are two Broadway veterans well known to The Playhouse's audience: Dee Hoty (2 Lives, Old Times) and Liz Larsen (The Value of Names, Falsettos). They are joined by two newcomers to New Brunswick: Crystal Finn (A Thousand Clowns, Two River Theatre) and Tony Roach (All's Well that Ends Well, Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC). Rich Girl is produced in association with the Cleveland Play House and will be helmed by its Artistic Director Michael Bloom. Performances begin Tuesday, March 12 and continue through April 7. Opening night is set for Friday, March 15.
Creating the world of Rich Girl will be created by scenic designer Wilson Chin, lighting designer Matthew Richards, costume designer Jennifer Caprio and sound designer Jill BC DuBoff.
For the first time in her life, Claudine has toppled head-over-heels in love. But her celebrity financial guru mother has obvious misgivings about her daughter's amorous entanglements with Henry -- an artist with rugged good looks, just enough charisma and a negative bank balance. But does money matter when happiness is on the line? Rich Girl is a clever and hip new comedy about women and their relationship to men, mothers and money - in that order.
Individual tickets, beginning at $28 are currently on sale, as are three play subscriptions and flexible admission packages. For further information or to make a purchase, please call the GSP Box Office 732-246-7717, or visit The Playhouse website www.GSPonline.org. George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue in the heart of New Brunswick's Dining and Entertainment district.
Before graduating from the Playwrights Workshop at the University of Iowa, Victoria Stewart was a professional stage-manager, working with David Rabe, Anne Bogart and Peter Sellars among others. Victoria has received the Francesca Primus Award, the Helen Merrill Award, a Martha R. Ingram Fellowship, a Jerome Fellowship and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. She's been in residence at Ucross/Sundance, Donmar Warehouse, Hermitage, Tofte Lake and Hedgebrook. Her most recent play Rich Girl has had readings at City Theater, Tennessee Rep and Broken Watch and was nominated for a Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Her plays include Hardball (Live Girls Theater, SPF), 800 Words: The Transmigration of Philip K. Dick, (Workhaus Collective, Hourglass Group, Live Girls Theater, named one of the top ten productions of 2009 by Citypages), LIVE GIRLS (Urban Stages, WHAT, Stage Left), Leitmotif (South Coast Rep, Page 73), Nightwatches (Overlap Productions), The Last Scene, and an adaptation of Henry James' The Bostonians. She was one of the collaborators on Fissures (lost and found) presented at the 2010 Humana Festival. She is now working on a screenplay for HBO about the recording industry's battle with Napster and on a collaborative piece, Kafka in Postville, with Cory Hinkle and the Wilhelm Bros. about the INS raid in Postville, IA. Her adaptation of Mercy Watson to the Rescue will premiere at The Children's Theatre in Minneapolis in the fall of 2011. She is a producing member of the Workhaus Collective, a core member of the Playwrights' Center and a member of WGA West.