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Gone Girl's Carrie Coon Joins Placebo at Playwrights Horizons

Coon takes on the leading role in the new Melissa James Gibson play.

Carrie Coon will star in Placebo at Playwrights Horizons.
Carrie Coon will star in Placebo at Playwrights Horizons.
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Carrie Coon, a 2013 Tony nominee for her work in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and one of the stars of the movie Gone Girl, has replaced Kristen Connolly (House of Cards), in the upcoming Playwrights Horizons production of Placebo, a new play by Melissa James Gibson. Daniel Aukin directs the piece, which runs from February 20-April 5. Opening night is scheduled for March 16. Connolly departed the production because of another professional obligation.

Placebo is described as "A minty green pill – medication or sugar? Louise is working on a placebo-controlled study of a new female arousal drug. As her work in the lab navigates the blurry lines between perception and deception, more and more of these same questions pertain to her life at home."

Coon takes on the role of as Louise, alongside William Jackson Harper, Alex Hurt, and Florencia Lozano. The production will feature scenic and costume designs by David Zinn, lighting design by Matt Frey, and sound design by Ryan Rumery.

Gibson and Aukin are longtime collaborators who both return to Playwrights Horizons for the first time since their acclaimed 2009 production of This. Her plays also include What Rhymes With America and [sic], as well as episodes of the television series' House of Cards and The Americans.

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