Dee Hoty wants you to lay down and tell her how you’re feeling. The three-time Tony nominee will star in The Preacher and the Shrink, a new play by Merle Good set to begin previews on November 2 at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row. Opening night is November 18, with closing set for January 4, 2014.
Directed by Steven Yuhasz, The Preacher and the Shrink follows a spirited young woman who makes a sexual accusation that affects her estranged father, a well-respected pastor. Hoty will play a psychiatrist who complicates things when romance develops.
Hoty is best known for her Tony-nominated Broadway turns in Footloose, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and The Will Rogers Follies. She’ll be joined in the cast by Tom Galantich (Mamma Mia!), Richard Thieriot (Clybourne Park), Adria Vitlar (The Columnist) and Nicholas Urda (Love’s Labour’s Lost).
The Preacher and the Shrink will have set design by Brian Prather, lighting design by Kirk Bookman, costume design by Carol Sherry and sound design by Patrick Weaver.