Larry Pine will star alongside Gia Crovatin in Neil LaBute’s new one-act play Lovely Head at La MaMa. The production will run alongside Marco Calvani’s Things of This World, starring Oscar winner Estelle Parsons, as part of the theater’s previously announced Author Directing Author Program. Calvani will direct Lovely Head, while LaBute will direct Things of This World. The two one-act plays, which will both be performed on the same program, begin performances September 27 and play a limited engagement through October 14 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre.
Lovely Head tells the story of the bizarre, obsessive love of a man (Pine) for a girl (Crovatin). Things of This World concerns a woman (Parsons) and her put-upon butler as a dinner for guests is prepared. Amidst commands, regrets, little cruelties and a lack of tenderness, their frayed relationship and bankrupt existences are revealed.
Pine has appeared on Broadway in Cyrano de Bergerac, Private Lives, End of the World, Joe Egg, Angels in America, Bus Stop and The Royal Family. His film and TV credits include One Life to Live, Guiding Light, The Royal Tenenbuams, Gilmore Girls, Empire Falls and Dead Man Walking.
Parsons is currently appearing in Nice Work if You Can Get It on Broadway. She earned Tony nominations for The Seven Descents of Myrtle, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, Miss Margarida’s Way and Morning’s at Seven. Her many film and TV credits include Roseanne, Watermelon Man, I Never Sang for My Father, A Memory of Two Mondays, Dick Tracy, Boys on the Side and Bonnie and Clyde, for which she earned an Academy Award.
Crovatin starred in LaBute’s short film BFF. Her additional film credits include When Harry Tries to Marry and Coffee’s Better Without Dinner.