Broadway regular Kathleen McNenny (Fish in the Dark) will replace the previously announced Liz Wisan in the role of "Woman" in Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming production of The Father. Directed by Doug Hughes and translated by Christopher Hampton, the play will run at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre beginning March 22, with opening night set for April 14.
The Father is a contemporary work about dealing with Alzheimer's. Three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella leads the company as Andre, a retired dancer living with his adult daughter Anne and her husband. Or is he a retired engineer receiving a visit from Anne who has moved away with her boyfriend? Why do strangers keep turning up in his room? And where has he left his watch?
Joining Langella and McNenny in the company will be Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Brian Avers (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Charles Borland (A Man for All Seasons), and Hannah Cabell (Grounded).
The creative team for The Father includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Fitz Patton (original music and sound design), and Jim Steinmeyer (illusion consultant).