John Viscardi
John Viscardi
John Viscardi will star in the world premiere of Dan Klores' The Wood, presented by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, August 31-October 9, with an opening on September 8. David Bar Katz will direct.

The play is about Mike McAlary (Viscardi), the larger than life columnist for the Daily News and the New York Post and his missionary zeal to ferret out the truth. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his exposé of the New York police torture of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima in 1997, McAlary died of colon cancer on Christmas Day 1998 at the age of 41.

The cast will also feature Gregory Bastien, Michael Carlsen, Melanie Charles, David Deblinger, Kim Director, Thomas Kopache, and Sidney Williams.

The creative team will include John McDermott (scenic design), Kalere A. Payton (costume design), Joel Moritz (lighting design), Janie Bullard (sound design), Steve Channon (projection design) and Nina Alexander (properties).

Viscardi's theater credits include Mother Bird, The Madwoman of Chaillot, and A Common Cause. His film and television credits include Strip Search, The Sopranos, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Soul Man, One Life to Live, and Julie Brown: The Show.

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