Marin Ireland to Star in Ironbound at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
The Tony-nominated actress takes over for Gina Gershon, who was previously slated for the lead role.
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater have announced that Tony nominee Marin Ireland (Reasons to Be Pretty) will star in their upcoming coproduction of Ironbound, written by Martyna Majok (Petty Harbor). Daniella Topol directs the production, set to begin performances March 3 in advance of a March 16 opening at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
Ireland replaces Gina Gershon (Boeing-Boeing), who was previously announced to be taking on the lead role. Ireland's recent stage credits include Kill Floor at Lincoln Center and the 2013 Broadway revival of The Big Knife with Roundabout Theatre Company. She was also recently seen on the NBC miniseries The Slap and the WeTV series The Divide, in addition to recurring roles on HBO's Girls and Showtime's Masters Of Sex.
The play is described as follows: "At a bus stop in a rundown New Jersey town, Darja, a young Polish immigrant, is done talking about feelings; it's time to talk money. Over the course of 20 years, three relationships, and three presidents, Darja negotiates for her future with men who can offer her love or security, but never both."
As previously reported, the cast will also include Morgan Spector (A View From the Bridge), Josiah Bania (Three Sisters), and Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood).
The creative team includes set and lighting design by Justin Townsend, costume design by Kaye Voyce, and sound design by Jane Shaw.