Tony nominees David Pittu and Suzanne Bertish are to star in Tony nominee David Ives’ The Heir Apparent, adapted from the play by Jean-François Regnard. Directed by John Rando, the show will begin performances March 28 at the Classic Stage Company and play a limited engagement through May 4. Opening night is set for April 9.
Joining Pittu (Is He Dead) as Scruple and Bertish (Machinal) as Madame Argante, will be Carson Elrod (Peter And The Starcatcher) as Crispin, Claire Karpen as Lisette, Amelia Pedlow as Isabelle, Dave Quay as Eraste and Paxton Whitehead (The Importance of Being Earnest) as Geronte.
Meet young Eraste. He has it all: good looks, a beautiful fiancée, and a huge inheritance from an ancient uncle. There’s just one little problem: the uncle won’t die and he’s bequeathed his entire fortune to a distant relative. Oh, and did we mention the uncle also intends to marry Eraste’s fiancée? What’s a fine 18th-century fellow to do? What else but enlist the aid of his resourceful servant, Crispin, who could “out-Figaro” Figaro.
Ives received a Tony nod for Venus In Fur. The Heir Apparent will feature set design by Tony winner John Lee Beatty, costumes by David C. Woolard, lighting design by Japhy Weideman and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.