Anson Mount will assume the role of Solyony in Classic Stage Company’s forthcoming production of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, replacing Glenn Fitzgerald, who is withdrawing due to a television project. The starry revival is set to begin performances on January 12, 2011, and will open on February 3 for a limited engagement through February 20. Austin Pendleton, who worked with Three Sisters stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard in CSC’s 2009 production of Uncle Vanya, will direct.
In addition to Mount, Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard, the cast of Three Sisters includes Gabe Bettio, Josh Hamilton, Jessica Hecht, Marin Ireland, Paul Lazar, Roberta Maxwell, George Morfogen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, James Patrick Nelson, Juliet Rylance and Louis Zorich.
Mount’s stage New York stage credits include Mourning Becomes Electra, Elle, Corpus Christi, Cymbeline and Caucasian Chalk Circle, plus Fifth of July at Bay Street Theatre and Williamstown Theatre Festival and Glengarry Glen Ross at the Macha Theatre in Los Angeles. On the big screen, he co-starred with Britney Spears in Crossroads and appeared in the recent movies Last Night and Burning Palms.
The creative team for Three Sisters includes set design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Marco Piemontese, lighting design by Keith Parham, sound design and original music by Christian Frederickson and Ryan Rumery and hair design by Paul Huntley.