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Michael C. Hall to Lead Reading of Will Eno's Gnit

Theatre for a New Audience produces the one-night performance, directed by Oliver Butler.

Michael C. Hall will star in a one-night reading of Will Eno's Gnit at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center.
(© David Gordon)

Theatre for a New Audience has announced a public reading of Will Eno's Gnit, directed by Oliver Butler and starring stage and screen actor Michael C. Hall (Hedwig and the Agry Inch, Lazarus, Dexter). The reading will take place on June 18 at 7pm at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center.

Inspired by Henrik Ibsen's 19th-century play Peer Gynt, Gnit made its world premiere at Louisville's Humana Festival of New American Plays in 2013. "TFANA is committed to producing classic plays in new adaptations, translations, and versions by contemporary authors," said founding artistic director Jeffrey Horowitz. "To give Will, Oliver, and Michael an opportunity to explore Gnit with our audience is exciting." Hall performed the play last summer as part of Classic Stage Company's First Look Ibsen Festival, also directed by Oliver Butler.

This reading of Gnit is presented through the Theatre's Studio program (Susanna Gellert, director), which offers residencies to a diverse range of theater artists who engage in risk-taking, artistic development, and experimentation.

Will Eno's recent work includes Wakey, Wakey, which premiered at the Signature Theatre in 2017, The Realistic Joneses, which opened on Broadway in 2014, and The Open House, which won the 2014 Obie Award, the Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, and a Drama Desk Award.