Stories Left to Tell Extends; Dratch to Follow Lucas as Guest Star
In addition to the show's four permanent cast members, the role of "Career" is played by a rotating guest star. Josh Lucas, the current "Career," will now continue until April 8, followed by Rachel Dratch of Saturday Night Live fame, who will take on the role, April 10-15.
The show is co-conceived by Gray's widow, Kathleen Russo, and Lucy Sexton, who also directs. The pair has assembled well-known pieces by the late author and playwright -- including excerpts from Swimming to Cambodia and Monster in a Box -- plus never-before-seen work to chronicle the life of Gray, who committed suicide in 2004 after a two-year-battle with depression caused by a head injury sustained in a car accident in Ireland. An earlier version of the piece was seen at PS 122 and UCLA's Freud Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Lucas played the Gentleman Caller in the 2005 Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie. He has also appeared in such films as A Beautiful Mind, Poseidon, and Sweet Home Alabama. In addition to her work on SNL, Dratch is known for the current TV series 30 Rock.