Keri Russell will star in a reading of Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter.
Keri Russell will star in a reading of Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter.
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Golden Globe winner Keri Russell (The Americans) will head the cast of a one-night-only reading of Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter on May 8 at the Tony Kiser Theater. The evening, directed by Oscar winner Christine Lahti, is presented by the Indigo Theatre Project and will benefit the organization She Should Run.

Russell will star as Dr. Lyssa Hughes, with Hugh Dancy as Walter Abrahmson, Jonathan Groff as Morrow McCarthy, Victor Garber as Senator Alan Hughes, Julie White as Charlotte "Chubby" Hughes, Zoe Kazan as Quincy Quince, Raúl Esparza as Timber Tucker, and Quincy Tyler Bernstine as Judith B. Kaufman. Additional casting will be announced.

A prophetic reflection of the modern political era, Wasserstein's play follows Lyssa Dent Hughes (Russell), an accomplished doctor and the President's newly named nominee for Surgeon General. While her confirmation at first seems inevitable, Lyssa is stunned when the vetting of her past leads to a scandal that threatens to derail her future.

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