The cast of the Atlantic Theater Company production of On the Shore of the Wide World, directed by Neil Pepe.
The company of the Atlantic Theater Company production of On the Shore of the Wide World, directed by Neil Pepe.
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The Atlantic Theater Company is now in rehearsals for the New York premiere of Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens's On the Shore of the Wide World. Directed by Neil Pepe, performances will begin August 23 in advance of a September 12 opening and will run through October 8 at the Linda Gross Theater.

Playwright Simon Stephens and director Neil Pepe take a break during rehearsal to grab a photo.
Playwright Simon Stephens and director Neil Pepe take a break during rehearsal to grab a photo.
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On the Shore of the Wide World will feature Tony Award winner Blair Brown (Copenhagen), Odiseas Georgiadis (All We Had), Peter Maloney (Dying For It), Mary McCann (Bluebird, Harper Regan), LeRoy McClain (Cymbeline), Tedra Millan (Present Laughter), Ben Rosenfield (Twin Peaks, Love, Love, Love), Luke Slattery (The Family), C.J. Wilson (Hold On to Me Darling), and Amelia Workman (The Layover).

LeRoy McClain and Mary McCann rehearse a scene.
LeRoy McClain and Mary McCann rehearse a scene.
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The play is described as follows: "Something is about to happen that will change one family forever. Set over the course of nine months, On the Shore of the Wide World is a play about love, family, Roy Keane, and the size of the galaxy."

The creative team will feature scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, and original music and sound design by David Van Tieghem.

Director Neil Pepe works with stars C.J. Wilson and Mary McCann.
Director Neil Pepe works with stars C.J. Wilson and Mary McCann.
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Stephens returns to Atlantic following the critically acclaimed productions of his plays Harper Regan and Bluebird. His adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ran for two years on Broadway and won the Tony Award for Best New Play.

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