Anna Chlumsky and Adam Pally star in Cardinal, directed by Kate Whoriskey, at Second Stage Theater.
Anna Chlumsky and Adam Pally star in Cardinal, directed by Kate Whoriskey, at Second Stage Theater.
(© David Gordon)

The cast and company of Second Stage Theater's world premiere production of Greg Pierce's new play Cardinal, directed by Kate Whoriskey met the press today. Previews begin January 9 ahead of an official opening set for January 30.

The cast of Cardinal: Eugene Young, Stephen Park, Anna Chlumsky, Adam Pally, Becky Ann Baker, and Alex Hurt.
The cast of Cardinal: Eugene Young, Stephen Park, Anna Chlumsky, Adam Pally, Becky Ann Baker, and Alex Hurt.
(© David Gordon)

The company includes Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Anna Chlumsky (Veep), Alex Hurt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Adam Pally (Happy Endings), Stephen Park (Aubergine), and Eugene Young (Geek!). The production has scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker, and sound design by Leah Gelpe.

Greg Pierce's new play Cardinal is directed by Kate Whoriskey.
Greg Pierce's new play Cardinal is directed by Kate Whoriskey.
(© David Gordon)

Cardinal is described as follows: "Paint it red. So begins Lydia's wild idea to invigorate her Rust Belt town. But when a whip-smart entrepreneur co-opts her scheme, a precarious rivalry is born. A battle for the town's soul ensues, causing its obsessive mayor, its defiant matriarch, and the rest of its residents to question who they are and where they're headed."