Željko Ivanek and Sarah Steele will star in Greg Pierce’s world premiere play Slowgirl. The drama will be the inaugural production at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theater, home to Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3 productions. Directed by Anne Kauffman, Slowgirl will begin previews June 4 and run through July 15, with an official opening on June 18.
Slowgirl is the story of Becky (Steele), a teenager who flees to the Costa Rican retreat of her reclusive uncle (Ivanek) to escape the aftermath of a horrific accident. The week they spend together forces them both to confront who they are as well as what it is they are running from.
Ivanek won an Emmy Award for his work on Damages. His other TV credits include True Blood, Oz, Big Love and The Event. He has received Tony nominations for Two Shakespearean Actors, Brighton Beach Memoirs and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.
Steele’s stage credits include All-American, Russian Transport, Speech and Debate and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. She has appeared in the films Spanglish, Please Give, The Good Student and Margaret.