Academy Award winner Holly Hunter is heading off-Broadway in the premiere of Hamish Linklater’s new play The Vandal, according to The New York Times. Helmed by Jim Simpson, the production will begin performances at the Flea Theatre on January 18, with an official opening night set for January 31.
In addition to Hunter, The Vandal will star Zach Grenier and Noah Robbins. Set in Kingston, New York, The Vandal is the story of a woman who meets a boy at a bus stop. The play explores the stories we tell ourselves when we’re haunted by the people we’ve loved and lost. The Flea held a reading of the play in April, featuring Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Robbins.
Hunter appeared on stage in The Wake of Jamey Foster, Crimes of the Heart and as a Mystery Guest Star in The Play What I Wrote. She earned an Academy Award for The Piano. Her additional film and TV credits include The Incredibles, Thirteen, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Saving Grace and Moonlight Mile. Grenier's Broadway credits include Man and Boy, 33 Variations, A Man For All Seasons, Voices in the Dark and Mastergate. His film and TV credits include Fight Club, Rescue Dawn, Donnie Brasco and Swordfish. Robbins currently stars in the Public Theater's The Twenty-Seventh Man. He has appeared on Broadway in Arcadia and Brighton Beach Memoirs. His film and TV credits include The Last Airbender and Cowboys & Aliens.