Austin Pendleton
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Austin Pendleton
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Austin Pendleton and Kristina Valada-Viars will star in the world premiere of Romulus Linney's Love Drunk, to be presented by the Abingdon Theatre Company at its Dorothy Strelsin Theatre March 28-April 19, with an official opening on April 5. Kelly Morgan will direct.

The play tells the story of an older man who picks up a much younger woman in a bar and brings her to his retreat, an Appalachian palace.

Pendleton's acting credits include Fifty Words, Another Vermeer, Mother Courage and Her Children, Romeo and Juliet, Fiddler on the Roof, Shelter, Grand Hotel, and The Diary of Anne Frank. He received a Tony Award nomination for his direction on the 1981 revival of The Little Foxes and a 2007 Drama Desk Award for being a Renaissance Man of the American Theater. Valada-Viars' theater credits include August: Osage County, The Music Teacher, and This Is Our Youth.

For more information, visit www.abingdontheatre.org.