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Andrus Nichols, Jason O'Connell Set for The Saintliness of Margery Kempe

John Wulp's new play will be directed by Austin Pendleton.

Jason O'Connell will appear in The Saintliness of Margery Kempe.
(© David Gordon)

John Wulp's The Saintliness of Margery Kempe will play the Duke on 42nd Street beginning Thursday, July 5, with opening night set for Thursday, July 12. Austin Pendleton will direct.

The production will star Andrus Nichols in the title role, alongside Vance Quincy Barton, LaTanya Borsay, Timothy Doyle, Michael Genet, Ginger Grace, Jason O'Connell, Pippa Pearthree, and Thomas Sommo.

Based on the life of 14th-century English mystic Margery Kempe and inspired by The Book of Margery Kempe, considered by many to be one of the first autobiographies in the English language, The Saintliness of Margery Kempe is a comedic tale about one woman's quest to define life by her own means in a world that was otherwise dominated by men.

The Saintliness of Margery Kempe will feature scenic design by the playwright, lighting design by Jennifer Tipton and Matthew Richards, costume design by Barbara Bell, and sound design and original music by Ryan Rumery.

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