Lillard Makes UK Stage Debut in LaBute's BashDate: 24 January 2000
Neil LaBute's Bash: Latterday Plays will receive its British premiere next month with an all-star American cast of Matthew Lillard, Mary McCormack and Zeljko Ivanek. Bash opens at the Almeida Theatre in north London on 2 February, previews from this Thursday 27 January, and continues until 11 March 2000.
Bash comprises three one-act plays - Medea Redux, Iphegenia in Orem and A Gaggle of Saints which present personal accounts of the complexities of evil in everyday life.
Neil LaBute's previous plays include Filthy Talk for Troubled Times, Sanguinarians and Sycophants, Rounder and Ravages. His films include In the Company of Men, Your Friends and Neighbours and Nurse Betty. Bash - then starring Calista Flockhart (better known as Ally McBeal), Paul Rudd and Ron Eldard - premiered at Off-Broadway's Douglas Fairbanks Theater last June.
In the British production, Lillard, McCormack and Ivanek take over. Lillard is best known for his films including Scream, She's All That, Wing Commander, Dead Man's Curve and Serial Mom. McCormack's film credits include True Crime, The Big Tease and Deep Impact. Ivanek is a veteran Broadway performer whose credits include The Glass Menagerie, Loot, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Survivor. On film, he has appeared in Snow Falling on Cedars, A Civil Action, Donnie Brasco, The Associate and Courage Under Fire.
Bash is directed by Joe Mantello with designs by Scott Pask, costumes by Irene Bohan, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Red Ramona.