The Geffen Playhouse has announced that Tony Award nominee Marin Ireland (Reasons to Be Pretty) and Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) will star in the company's West Coast premiere of Martyna Majok's Ironbound, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. Previews for Ironbound are set to begin January 30 with opening night on February 7, and the production closes March 4.
Described as "at once humorous and heartrending," Ironbound spans 22 years to tell the story of Darja, a Polish immigrant getting by on a cleaning job, aggressive pragmatism and sheer will. Ireland is reprising the lead role of Darja, which she played off-Broadway at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in 2016. Messina will star as Tommy. Additional casting will be announced.
The creative team will include scenic designer Tim Mackabee, costume designer Elizabeth Caitlin Ward, lighting designer Lap Chi Chu, and sound designer Leon Rothenberg.
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