Anna Chlumsky will appear in Cardinal at Second Stage Theatre.
Anna Chlumsky will appear in Cardinal at Second Stage Theatre.
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Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Greg Pierce's new play Cardinal, directed by Kate Whoriskey. Beginning previews Tuesday, January 9, the play will officially open on January 30.

The company will be made up of Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Anna Chlumsky (Veep), Alex Hurt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Adam Pally (Happy Endings), Stephen Park (Aubergine), and Eugene Young (Geek!). The production has scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker, and sound design by Leah Gelpe.

Cardinal is described as follows: "Paint it red. So begins Lydia's wild idea to invigorate her Rust Belt town. But when a whip-smart entrepreneur co-opts her scheme, a precarious rivalry is born. A battle for the town's soul ensues, causing its obsessive mayor, its defiant matriarch, and the rest of its residents to question who they are and where they're headed."