Hudson Stage has announced the cast for its spring mainstage production, John Kolvenbach’s “Love Song.” Nice to see Kurt Rhoads, a fixture at the excellent Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, is on the list.
The play, directed by Dan Foster, will be produced by Denise Bessette and Olivia Sklar. Joel Goss serves as associate producer and the design team will include Amy Clark (costumes) Andreea Mincic (scenery) Andrew Gmoser (lighting), and Jon Kadela (sound design.)
Here, from a press release, is the news:
JUDITH HAWKING will appear as Joan. She has been seen on Broadway in “Voices in the Dark” and at Lincoln Center in “Ivanov”. She was a Drama Desk Nominee for her work in the Mint Theatre production of “A Soldier’s Wife” and has many NY credits including the Signature Theatre and Playwrights’ Horizons. She’s done the Triple Crown with all the “Law and Order” series, with a recurring role on the original, as well as guest starring in several series and films. Judith is a recent resident of Westchester County.
KURT RHOADS will play Joan’s husband, Harry. He most recently appeared as Thomas More in “A Man for All Seasons” at the Arvada Center for the Arts in Colorado. He crosses over to Hudson Stage from several seasons with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, where he has performed to audience and critical acclaim the roles of Macbeth, Benedick, Petruchio, Oberon, as well as directing several productions including this summer’s upcoming “Taming of the Shrew”. Kurt has appeared on Broadway in “Julius Caesar” and has been seen regionally at major theatres including the Old Globe, Kennedy Center, Trinity Rep and the Arena Stage. He is a co-founder of TrueNorth Theatre Project and is married to the actress Nance Williamson. They live in Putnam County.
CHRISTOPHER DOMIG will play Joan’s brother, Beane. A talented young actor, he most recently won the Outstanding Actor Award for the FringeNYC for his work in “Dirt”. He has performed internationally in Berlin, London, Edinburgh and Austria and regionally at Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Christopher recently worked with Academy- nominated director Bobby Garabedian, playing the lead in the short film “Renew”.
AUBYN PHILABAUM rounds out the cast as Molly, Beane’s love interest. A recent graduate of the Yale School of Drama, she was recently named one of the Twelve Freshest Faces of 2009 in New York Theater (Patrick Lee, justshowstogoyou.com) for her work in InViolet Rep’s Kiss Me On The Mouth, directed by Stephen Adly Guirgis. She has worked both regionally and in NY with The Yale Rep, ACT, InViolet Rep, Cry Havoc, Singularity, Naked Angels and the Lark Theatre.
Richly comic, enchanting and wonderfully touching, Love Song is an off-beat romantic comedy about the contagious effects of love. The play received its world premiere at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company and the subsequent London production received an Olivier Award nomination for Best New Comedy. The play is R-rated for language and theme.
When: April 23 through May 8. Fridays and Saturdays, April 23 through May 8; Sundays, April 25 and May 2 at 3 p.m. (Q&A after May 2 performance); Saturday matinee May 8 at 3 p.m.
Where: Woodward Hall Theatre, Pace University, 235 Elm Road, Briarcliff Manor
Tickets: $30 general admission. $25 seniors/students
At: www.Smarttix.com or at www.hudsonstage.com