WESTPORT, Conn. -- "House of Cards" stars Michel Gill and Jayne Atkinson will join Tony Award winners for a Script-in-Hand play reading at the Westport Country Playhouse on Monday, March 10.
The play reading of "Pack of Lies" will start at 7 p.m. The Westport Country Playhouse alumni actors include “House of Cards” stars Jayne Atkinson and Michel Gill, and four-time Tony winner Boyd Gaines, as well as Kathleen McNenny, Alexis Molnar, Mark Shanahan and Zoë Winters. Based on a true story, the play is written by Hugh Whitemore and directed by Anne Keefe.
“Pack of Lies” is about "a nice, middle-aged British couple asked by Scotland Yard to use their house as an observation station to try and foil a Soviet spy ring operating in the area. They are put to the test with the suggestion that the spies may be their neighbors and best friends," representatives said.
Cast members for “Pack of Lies” are Jayne Atkinson (Westport Country Playhouse’s “Triangles for Two,” “Our Town,” Script in Hand playreading of “Stage Struck”; Tony Award nominee for “Enchanted April,” “The Rainmaker”; Secretary of State on Netflix’s “House of Cards") as Barbara; Boyd Gaines (Westport Country Playhouse’s “The Good German”; winner of four Tony Awards for “Gypsy,” “She Loves Me,” “The Heidi Chronicles,” “Contact”) as Stewart; and Michel Gill (Westport Country Playhouse’s Script in Hand playreading of “Stage Struck”; Broadway’s “A Man for All Seasons”; the President of the U.S. on Netflix’s “House of Cards”) as Bob.
The production includes Kathleen McNenny (Westport Country Playhouse’s “Beyond Therapy,” “The Good German,” Script in Hand playreading of “The Golden Age”; Broadway’s “Coram Boy,” “The Constant Wife,” “After the Fall,” “A Few Good Men”) as Helen; Alexis Molnar (Westport Country Playhouse’s “Harbor,” for which she won a Connecticut Critics Circle Award; the transfer to Off-Broadway of “Harbor,” “Saturday Night Live” video short with Paul Rudd) as Julie; Mark Shanahan (Westport Country Playhouse’s “Around the World in 80 Days,” “Tryst, “Sedition,” “David Copperfield,” “Journey's End,” and many Script in Hand playreadings) as Peter; and Zoë Winters (Westport Country Playhouse’s “Room Service”; Off-Broadway’s “Love and Information,” “4000 Miles,” “Love Song”; and winner of a Footlight Award for “The Imaginary Invalid”) as Thelma. Reading stage directions and the role of Sally is Ammie Renée Kinsman (Westport Country Playhouse’s Script in Hand Playreading of “Mister Roberts,” The Town Players of New Canaan's “Amadeus,” Westport Community Theatre's “Mauritius”).
Script in Hand sponsors are Marc and Michele Flaster; Script in Hand partners are Ann Sheffer and Bill Scheffler. The series is supported, in part, by the White Barn Program of the Lucille Lortel Foundation.
Tickets are $15. For more information or tickets, residents are asked to call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit the Westport Country Playhouse website.
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