Animal

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) presents the New York premiere of Clare Lizzimore's play ANIMAL, starring Golden Globe Award nominee Rebecca Hall and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, at Atlantic Stage 2. Opens June 6, 2017.

Contacts: Chris Boneau | Joe Perrotta | Kelly Guiod

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to present the New York premiere of Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint), directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird).

Animal will feature Kristin Griffith (Atlantic’s Bottom of the World), Golden Globe Award nominee Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Broadway’s Machinal), Greg Keller (Broadway’s Our Mother’s Brief Affair), David Pegram (Broadway’s War Horse), Morgan Spector (Broadway’s A View from the Bridge) and Fina Strazza (Broadway’s Matilda the Musical).

Animal began previews on Wednesday, May 24 and will open Tuesday, June 6 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 25, 2017 off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street).

Rachel has it all: marriage, house, career. So why does she suddenly have this creeping feeling? Did she leave something behind? Or is there something in the walls…? Her husband thinks she needs time; her psychiatrist suggests positive thinking. But then the visions start. A darkly comic play about the underside of domesticity, the complexity of the brain in chaos, and the thin line between sinking and survival.

Playwright Clare Lizzimore’s first play Mint was produced at the Royal Court in London and long-listed for the prestigious Bruntwood Prize. As a director, her production of Mike Bartlett’s Bull  at The Young Vic received the 2015 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, premiered at Sheffield Theatres and then transferred Off-Broadway to the 59E59 Theaters.

Director Gaye Taylor Upchurch returns to Atlantic where she staged the acclaimed productions of Simon Stephens’ plays Harper Regan and Bluebird. She directed Lucy Thurber’s Stay Off-Broadway at The Rattlestick Theater, Naomi Iizuka’s Language of Angels for Lincoln Center Institute and Patrick Huguenin’s Paper Dolls for the New York Fringe Festival, which received an Outstanding Ensemble Award. She worked with Sam Mendes for three years on the Trans-Atlantic Bridge Project, including the production of Richard III starring Kevin Spacey.

Animal will feature scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Sarah J. Holden, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by Stowe Nelson, original music by Daniel Kluger and casting by Caparelliotis Casting: David Caparelliotis, CSA and Lauren Port, CSA and Joseph Gery.

This production is generously supported, in part, by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.