Marsha Mason to Star In Romantic Comedy At McCarter Theatre
The actress Marsha Mason, a four-time Academy Award nominee, will lead the cast of Charles Mee's new comedy Wintertime, October 14 through November 2 at McCarter Theatre. The cast will also feature Tina Benko, Brienin Bryant, McCaleb Burnett, Michael Cerveris, T. Scott Cunningham, Carmen de Lavallade, Nicholas Horman, Danny Mastrogiorgio and Lola Pashalinski. David Schweizer will direct.
Ms. Mason is perhaps best known for her Academy Award nominated performance in Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl. She also received nominations for Only When I Laugh, Chapter Two, and Cinderella Liberty. Her theater credits include Prisoner of Second Avenue, Night of the Iguana, and Lake No Bottom. Her memoir, Journey: A Personal Odyssey, was published in the fall of 2000.
Dealing with romance, recrimination and cross-purposes, Wintertime is a farce on the craziness of love, desire, and fidelity.
This fall, McCarter audiences will have two chances to experience the work of playwright Charles L. Mee. Wintertime will be presented in McCarter's 1100-seat Matthews Theatre, and in November his play, Big Love, will be presented in McCarter's new Roger S. Berlind Theatre, produced by Princeton University's Program in Theatre and Dance.
Mr. Mee's Wintertime was presented last season at the La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, and The Guthrie Theater. His other plays include Full Circle, True Love, Time to Burn, and Vienna Lusthaus (Revisited).
Mr. Schweizer has been staging new theater and opera work nationally and internationally for 25 years. He has staged several productions of Mr. Mee's plays, as well as Ann Magnuson's You Could Be Home Now, John Fleck's Blessed Are All The Little Fishes, and Sandra Tsing Loh's I Worry.
Wintertime preview performances are October 14 through October 16. Tickets are $31 through $48. To order, call (609) 258-2787.