Elizabeth Ashley will play the matriarch in Edward Albee's 'Me, Myself & I.'
Elizabeth Ashley and Brian Murray will star in the New York premiere of Edward Albee’s Me, Myself & I, which will kick off the 40th anniversary season of Playwrights Horizons next summer. The play will begin performances in August 2010 at the company’s Mainstage Theater, directed by Emily Mann. Complete casting and details will be announced in the coming months.
The play’s plot is described obliquely in a press release: When identical twin brothers are both named Otto, how’s a mother supposed to keep them straight? In this dark, funny and moving play, Edward Albee takes sibling rivalry to existential heights.
Mann directed the world premiere production of Me, Myself & I in January 2008 at the McCarter Theatre, where she is artistic director. Murray co-starred with Tyne Daly in a cast that also included Michael Esper, Colin Donnell, Charlotte Parry and Stephen Payne.
Ashley’s most recent Broadway credits are August: Osage County and Dividing the Estate. A Tony winner for Take Her, She’s Mine, the actress has appeared on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Barefoot in the Park, Enchanted April, The Best Man, The Skin of Our Teeth, Caesar and Cleopatra, Legend and Agnes of God . She has worked regularly in regional theaters, specializing in the work of Tennessee Williams.
Murray most recently appeared on Broadway in Mary Stuart. A Tony nominee for The Crucible, The Little Foxes and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, he has acted in Broadway productions of The Rivals, Uncle Vanya, Twelfth Night, Racing Demon, Noises Off, Black Comedy, Sleuth, King Lear and Da. A leading interpreter of Albee, he has appeared Off-Broadway in The Play About the Baby and Beckett/Albee.