Mad Men and Homeland star Talia Balsam, Zoe Perry (Broadway’s The Other Place) and Kelly McAndrew (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) will lead the ensemble cast of Rod McLachlan’s new play Good Television. Directed by Bob Krakower, the world premiere production will run off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Atlantic Stage 2 May 22 through June 16, with an opening night set for June 4.
In addition to Balsam as Bernice, Perry as Brittany and McAndrew as Connie, the cast will feature John Magaro (Tigers Be Still, Not Fade Away) as Clemson, Jessica Cummings (The Seagull, Crimes of the Heart) as Tara, Luke Robertson (Nev) as Mackson, Andrew Stewart-Jones (Dead Man Down, Golden Boy) as Ethan Taumer and Ned Van Zandt (The Iceman Cometh, Ave 43) as Mr. MacAddy.
In Good Television, Connie (McAndrew) is an intervention counselor and producer on a reality television series which profiles people suffering from addiction. Against her better judgment, her superiors convince her to take on a special, risky case in the hopes of making a riveting, explosive episode. When Connie and her colleagues travel to South Carolina to interview a young meth addict and his family, Connie’s own demons resurface and the “explosive episode” threatens to blow up in her face.
Good Television will feature set design by Eric Southern, costume design by Theresa Squire, lighting design by Mary Louise Geiger and original music and sound design by Mary Louise Geiger.