Brad Dourif and Amanda Plummer will temporarily take leave of Tennessee Williams’ The Two-Character Play for three performances due to a death in Dourif's family. The pair will be relieved by Rob Sedgwick and Elize (Lisi) Russell, who will play the roles of Felice and Clare on September 9 and 11.
Directed by Gene David Kirk, The Two-Character Play is one of Williams’ most polarizing and rarely-performed works. It tells the story of a pair of acting siblings—Felice and Clare—who find themselves abandoned by their troupe and faced with an audience expecting a performance. The duo decides to enact a two-character play that Felice has written, and they quickly fall victim to the blurred lines of reality and fantasy that the play demands.
Sedgwick’s theater credits include Major Barbara, The Devil’s Disciple, Death of a Salesman, The Cherry Orchard and Tusitala; on screen, his resume includes Die Hard 3, 30 Rock, Damages and Tales From the Darkside. Russell appeared on the New York stage in This Property is Condemned, Home Free, Narcissa and Lightbody.
The Two-Character Play will end its acclaimed off-Broadway run at New World Stages on September 29.