Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage and Orange is the New Black's Taylor Schilling will headline Classic Stage Company’s revival of A Month in the Country. Dinklage is set to star as Rakitin, with Schilling assuming the role of Natalya. Directed by Erica Schmidt, Dinklage’s wife, the production will begin off-Broadway on January 9, 2015 and will run through February 15. Additional casting and creative team will be announced at a later date.
Dinklage returns to the stage after starring in Richard III at the Public Theater. He is known for his Emmy-winning performance as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones; his additional screen credits include X-Men: Days of Future Past, Death at a Funeral, Nip/Tuck and The Station Agent. Schilling, who stars as Piper Chapman in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black (for which she is nominated for an Emmy this year), has also appeared on screen in The Lucky One and Argo.
Ivan Turgenev’s classic play chronicles the comic and erotic turmoil that befalls an otherwise quiet country estate when a handsome young tutor arrives to teach Natalya Petrovna's young son. But it is Natalya who becomes interested in a tutelage of another kind, much to the consternation of her husband and her suffering friend, Rakitin, who is secretly smitten with her.