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Richard Thomas, Darren Pettie, Derek Smith, Jonathan Hadary, Jonny Orsini and more in Signature’s revival of Arthur Miller’s INCIDENT AT VICHY; Opens Nov. 15

Richard Thomas, Jonny Orsini. Photo by Joan Marcus

Richard Thomas, Jonny Orsini. Photo by Joan Marcus

Signature Theatre is presenting Incident at Vichy, written by Arthur Miller and directed by Michael Wilson through December 13th, with a Sunday, November 15th opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. To purchase tickets for all Signature productions, call Ticket Services at 212-244-7529 (Tues. – Sun., 11am – 6pm) or visit signaturetheatre.org.

Richard Thomas, Derek Smith, Jonathan Gordon. Photo by Joan Marcus

Richard Thomas, Derek Smith, Jonathan Gordon. Photo by Joan Marcus

The powerhouse cast includes Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas (The Waltons), Tony Award nominees Jonathan Hadary (Gypsy) and Jonny Orsini (The Nance), and features David Abeles (Once), Curtis Billings (The Trip to Bountiful), James Carpinello (Rock of Ages), AJ Cedeño (Strawberry & Chocolate), Quinlan Corbett (Rosario and the Gypsies), Brian Cross (Desire), Demosthenes Chrysan (Golden Boy), Jonathan Gordon (Orphans), Alex Morf (Of Mice and Men), Darren Pettie (Butley), John Procaccino (The Qualms), Alec Shaw (Off-Broadway debut), Derek Smith (Desire) & Evan Zes (The Freedom of The City).

Darren Pettie, Jonny Orsini, Evan Zes. Photo by Joan Marcus

Darren Pettie, Jonny Orsini, Evan Zes. Photo by Joan Marcus

The design team includes Jeff Cowie (Scenic Design), David C. Woolard (Costume Design),David Lander (Lighting Design), John Gromada (Sound Design), Rocco DiSanti (Projection Design), Deborah Hecht (Dialect Coach) and Mark Olsen (Fight Direction). Robert Bennett is the Production Stage Manager. Casting by Telsey + Company, Karyn Casl, CSA.

Jonny Orsini, Alex Morf. Photo by Joan Marcus

Jonny Orsini, Alex Morf. Photo by Joan Marcus

Incident at Vichy returns the work of the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright to Signature for the first time since his 1997-98 Residency. In Vichy, France at the height of World War II, nine men and a boy are rounded up under suspicious circumstances. As ominous reports of far-off camps and cattle cars packed with prisoners begin to circulate, the men battle over politics, philosophy and how to escape. Longtime Signature director Michael Wilson (Horton Foote’s The Old Friends and The Orphans’ Home Cycle) helms this haunting examination of the cold, bureaucratic efficiency of evil-and the shared humanity that might overcome it.

Darren Pettie, Richard Thomas. Photo by Joan Marcus

Darren Pettie, Richard Thomas. Photo by Joan Marcus

James Carpinello. Photo by Joan Marcus

James Carpinello. Photo by Joan Marcus

Lia Chang

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek, which will screen at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival on November 21st. She is profiled in Examiner.com, FebOne1960.com BlogJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2015 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at lia@liachangphotography.com.

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