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Geffen Playhouse Production of Ironbound Announces Additional Casting

Marin Ireland will reprise her off-Broadway performance on the West Coast.

Marcel Spears will play Vic in the west coast premiere of Ironbound at the Geffen Playhouse.
Marcel Spears will play Vic in the West Coast premiere of Ironbound at the Geffen Playhouse.
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The Geffen Playhouse has announced that Josiah Bania (CBS’s The Good Wife) and Marcel Spears (ABC’s The Mayor) will join Tony Award nominee Marin Ireland (Reasons to Be Pretty) in the West Coast premiere of Martyna Majok’s Ironbound, directed by Tyne Rafaeli.

Bania will be reprising the role of Maks, which he played off-Broadway at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in 2016 alongside Ireland, who is reprising the lead role of Darja. Spears will take on the role of Vic. Chris Messina, who was previously announced to play Tommy, had to exit the role. A replacement will be announced shortly.

Described as "at once humorous and heartrending," Ironbound spans 22 years to tell the story of Darja, a Polish immigrant getting by on a cleaning job, aggressive pragmatism, and sheer will.

The creative team includes scenic designer Tim Mackabee, costume designer Elizabeth Caitlin Ward, lighting designer Lap Chi Chu, sound designer Leon Rothenberg, production stage manager Elizabeth A. Brohm, assistant stage manager Ross Jackson, and casting director Phyllis Schuringa, CSA.

Previews for Ironbound begin January 30, 2018, in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse in advance of a February 7 opening. Performances run through March 4.

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