Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Scott Z. Burns' The Library, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh. Emmy Nominee Lili Taylor, Tony nominee Jennifer Westfeldt and more will join the previously announced Chloë Grace Moretz in the off-Broadway play. The Library will run at The Public’s Newman Theater March 25 through April 27, with opening night set for April 15.
Joining Moretz as Caitlin Gabriel, Taylor (Fox’s Almost Human) as Dawn Sheridan and Westfeldt (Wonderful Town) as Elizabeth Gabriel/Nurse in the cast will be Ben Livingston (The Heiress) as Reverend Dunston/ADA Thornton, Michael O’Keefe (Reckless) as Nolan Gabriel/Surgeon, Daryl Sabara (Showtime’s Weeds) as Ryan Mayes/Marshall Bauer, David Townsend (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) as Publisher/Agent Murtaugh and Tamara Tunie (Julius Caesar) as Detective Gwen Washburn.
After Caitlin Gabriel survives a deadly shooting at her high school, she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. The Library asks us to examine our relationship to the truth and the lies that claim to heal us.
The Library will feature scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Gabriel Berry, lighting design by David Lander, and sound design by Darron L West.