This is not the first time Rylance and Jenkins have collaborated. Rylance frequently promotes Jenkins' work, including in both of his infamous and poetic Tony Awards speeches. Who can forget the discourse on the pastime of walking through walls?
The production will be directed by Rylance and Claire van Kampen (also contributing original music) and will feature Rylance as Ron, Jim Lichtscheidl as Eric, Emily Swallow as Flo, Chris Carlson as Wayne, Bob Davis as DNR Officer, and Tyson Forbes as Wainwright round out the cast of this new production. The artistic team includes Todd Rosenthal (Scenic Designer), Ilona Somogyi (Costume Designer), Mimi Sherin (Lighting Designer), Scott W. Edwards (Sound Designer), Michael Lupu (Dramaturg), Tree O'Halloran (Stage Manager) and Jon Ferguson (Assistant Director). Nice Fish is dedicated to Nataasha van Kampen and James Hillman.
Nice Fish begins performances on April 6 through May 18, 2013 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage at the Guthrie Theater. Tickets are on sale now. Click here for more information on this new show and while your waiting check out Rylance's hilariously poetic Tony Award Speeches.