Tony-winning playwright John Guare (Two Gentlemen of Verona, The House of Blue Leaves) will make his off-Broadway acting debut in his latest show 3 Kinds of Exile at the Atlantic Theater. Directed by Atlantic artistic director Neil Pepe (Hands on a Hardbody), the world premiere production will play the Linda Gross Theater May 15 through June 23, with an opening night set for June 11.
In addition to Guare, 3 Kinds of Exile features Atlantic ensemble members David Pittu (CQ/CX, It’s A Bird..It’s a Plane…It’s Superman) and Peter Maloney (The New York Idea, Rescue Me), as well as Martin Moran (All the Rage, Spamalot), Alison Cimmet (Bonnie & Clyde, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Jeffrey Kuhn (Wicked, Ragtime), Kate Rigg (The Jammer, Most Fabulous Story Ever Told), Timothy Splain (Adding Machine, A Minister’s Wife), Omar Sangare (Othello) and Jacquelyn Landgraf (The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill, Vol. 1: Early Plays/Lost Plays).
3 Kinds of Exile centers around three Eastern European artists who went into exile during the Soviet era. Based on true events, the three artists forged complicated lives in the West, having struggled and suffered amid the cultural and political turmoil of Eastern Europe in the mid-20th Century.
3 Kinds of Exile will feature set design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Donald Holder and original music and sound design by Josh Schmidt.
Guare’s credits as a writer include Six Degrees of Separation, Sweet Smell of Success, A Free Man of Color, Sophisticated Ladies, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, Landscape of the Body, Rich and Famous and Bosoms and Neglect.