Falco, Pill to co-star in Off-B'way play

April 5, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- Edie Falco and Alison Pill have signed on to star in the U.S. premiere of Chloe Moss's play "This Wide Night."

Falco is best known for her work on TV's "Nurse Jackie," "The Sopranos" and "Oz." She has also starred in the Broadway stage productions of "Sideman," "Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune" and "'Night Mother."

Pill is wrapping up her run in the Broadway revival of "The Miracle Worker." She has also starred in plays "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" and "Blackbird."

"This Wide Night" is being presented as part of the Naked Angels' 2010-11 season celebrating the theater company's 25th anniversary, the Off-Broadway show's producers said Monday.

Previews are to begin May 8 and the play is to officially open at New York's Peter Jay Sharp Theatre May 16. "This Wide Night" is to run through June 20.

"A prison sentence isn't over once you leave jail. Having just begun to rebuild a life on the outside, Marie is confronted with her past when former cellmate Lorraine shows up unannounced on her doorstep," a synopsis of the play said. "The two outcasts, once so close on the inside, struggle to navigate a friendship beyond the prison walls -- which may threaten their prospects to start over. 'This Wide Night' is a heartfelt and witty portrait of two lost souls trying to find their way in an unforgiving world."

The play was commissioned and first produced by Clean Break, a London-based theater company that works with women affected by the criminal justice system. It premiered to critical acclaim in July 2008 at The Soho Theatre in London.

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