Apologia Fills Out Its Cast, Led By Stockard Channing
Alexi Kaye Campbell's play crosses the pond for its New York premiere this fall.
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the complete cast for the off-Broadway premiere of Apologia, written by Alexi Kaye Campbell (The Pride) and directed by Daniel Aukin (Skintight). Performances are set to begin September 27 ahead of an October 16 opening and will run through December 16 at the Laura Pels Theatre.
As previously announced, Tony winner Stockard Channing will reprise the role of Kristin, following her run in the play's 2017 West End production. The rest of the cast will include Hugh Dancy (Hannibal, Venus in Fur) as Peter and Simon, Megalyn Echikunwoke (Night School) as Claire, Talene Monahon (Log Cabin) as Trudi, and Tony-nominated director John Tillinger (Joe Egg) as Hugh.
Apologia is described as follows: "You do not mess with Kristin Miller (Channing). In the 1960s, she was a radical activist and political protester. Now a celebrated art historian, the publication of her memoir threatens to split her family apart. But Kristin has never been one to shy away from a fight. Apologia is a passionate, human, and humorous clash of generations and beliefs — a lively look at yesterday's rebels living in today's reality."
The creative team includes Dane Laffrey (scenic design), Anita Yavich (costume design), Bradley King (lighting design), Ryan Rumery (original compositions and sound design), and Ben Furey (dialect coach).