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Jason Ritter, Mary McCann, and More Rehearse David Mamet's Ghost Stories

A pair of one-act dramas returns to New York via Atlantic Theater Company.

Jason Ritter, Mary McCann, and Arliss Howard star in The Shawl, one of the two Mamet one-acts that make up Ghost Stories.
(© Ahron R. Foster)

Rehearsals have begun for Atlantic Theater Company's upcoming production of David Mamet's Ghost Stories: The Shawl & Prairie Du Chien, to be directed by Scott Zigler. The revival will begin previews on Wednesday, May 27. It officially opens Tuesday, June 16, and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, June 28, at Atlantic Stage 2.

The Shawl is the story of a bereaved woman (Mary McCann) who consults a small-time mystic (Arliss Howard) for guidance. As the mystic, assisted by his apprentice (Jason Ritter), collects clues to make contact with the dearly departed, will he help this woman through her grief, or merely help himself?

In Prairie du Chien, a railroad car speeding through the Wisconsin night is the setting for a story of obsessive jealousy, murder, and suicide, punctuated by a friendly card game that explodes into a moment of menace.

Joining McCann, Ritter, and Howard in the company are Nate Dendy, Jim Frangione, Henry Kelemen, Jordan Lage, and Dereks Thomas. Ghost Stories: The Shawl & Prairie du Chien will feature scenic design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by Linda Cho, and lighting design by Jeff Croiter.

The family of Ghost Stories: Jordan Lage, Jim Frangione, Dereks Thomas, Nate Dendy, Arliss Howard, director Scott Zigler, Mary McCann, Henry Kelemen, and Jason Ritter.
(© Ahron R. Foster)

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