ACT Production of Lucas Hnath’s THE THIN PLACE Begins March 18
ACT – A Contemporary Theater today announced the full cast for its highly anticipated production of The Thin Place by award-winning playwright Obie Lucas Hnath.
The Thin Place will run from March 18 to April 10, 2022 at ACT’s Allen Theater. Single tickets and subscription packages are available online at acttheatre.org.
World premiere at Humana Festival before premiering in New York in November 2019 at Playwrights Horizons. The story follows a psychic named Linda and her client, and raises the questions: Can we speak with the dead? Communicate with the loved ones we have lost? In this story Linda can take you to the thin place – the fragile boundary between our world and the next. Maybe it’s just a simple illusion that awakens our deepest desires, but then again, this dizzying sight is too.
ACT’s production of this haunting and compelling new play will feature performances by four world-class actors, including Abigail Boucher (Piven Theater Workshop: The Language Archive; Court Theatre: All My Sons), Julie Briskman (Seattle Rep: Tiny Beautiful Things and Indecent; The Seagull Project: The Seagull and The Three Sisters), Ray Gonzalez (Seattle Shakespeare Company: Hamlet; Strawberry Theater Workshop: Lydia) and Alexandra Tavares (ACT: Middletown and Christmas Carol; Seattle Rep’s Public Works The Winter’s Tale ).
“The beauty of The Thin Place is that every moment of the play embodies the promise of the title, and that includes the audience’s experience! The play is of course about the hard-to-grasp thin space between the living and the dead, but it’s also about the invisible, electric space between the actor playing Hilda and the audience, because she’s our storyteller,” said director Brandon J. Simmons.
“The Thin Place held a very special place on our Core Company artist-led selection committee,” said ACT Artistic Director John Langs. “Our charge was to find the smart, daring, and daring plays that celebrate our humanity. In Hnath’s mind-blowing and haunting story, they found an opportunity to bring our community together in ways they never expected. The collective joy of An evening of heart-pounding suspense. They imagined an evening of theater where the audience was brought to the brink of tension, all of our hearts beating together and that specific surge of pleasure that can only be brought on by a good group scare. We , humans, are united by many things, but there’s something about the adrenaline of a good scare that’s a wonderful way to create instant community.”
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