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Kathleen Chalfant, Ruthie Ann Miles, and More Join Cast of The Courtroom

Waterwell presents the world premiere of this new site-specific production, featuring text arranged by Arian Moayed and direction by Lee Sunday Evans.

Ruthie Ann Miles joins the cast of Waterwell's world premiere of The Courtroom.
(© David Gordon)

Waterwell has announced the complete cast for the world-premiere site-specific production of The Courtroom, which, as previously announced, will play four performances — two at the Fordham University School of Law, two at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse — from January 23 to 26.

Happy Anderson (The Merchant of Venice), Michael Braun (The Crucible), Tony Award nominee Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America), Hanna Cheek (GOODBAR), Michael Bryan French (A Doll's House, Part 2), Mick Hilgers (The Accidental Wolf), Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I), Linda Powell (The Trip to Bountiful), and Kristin Villanueva (The White Snake) will star in this reenactment of deportation proceedings, with text arranged by Tony nominee Arian Moayed, and featuring direction by Waterwell artistic director Lee Sunday Evans.

The Courtroom is described as "a reenactment of deportation proceedings. In 2004, an immigrant from the Philippines who was married to a US Citizen came to this country on a K3 Visa. After inadvertently registering to vote at the DMV in Chicago, receiving a voter registration card in the mail, and voting, her removal proceeding was set in motion. It began in Immigration Court and her case was eventually heard by the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. The Courtroom will be performed entirely verbatim from the court transcripts."

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