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Mia Barron, Kate Wetherhead, and More to Star in Hurricane Diane

The production of Madeleine George's play is the first of a two-play collaboration between New York Theatre Workshop and WP Theater.

Kate Wetherhead will star in Hurricane Diane at New York Theatre Workshop.
(© Tricia Baron)

New York Theatre Workshop and WP Theater have announced the full cast and creative team for Hurricane Diane, the first coproduction of a two-play collaboration between the two theater companies. Directed by Leigh Silverman (Violet), the new production of Madeleine George's play will run February 6-March 10 at New York Theatre Workshop, with opening night set for Sunday, February 24.

Mia Barron (The Wolves), Michelle Beck (A Raisin in the Sun), Becca Blackwell (They, Themself and Schmerm), Danielle Skraastad (All My Sons), and Kate Wetherhead (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) will star in the production. The creative team will include Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Kaye Voyce (costume design), Barbara Samuels (lighting design), Bray Poor (sound design), the Bengsons (original music), and Raja Feather Kelly (choreography), with Melanie J. Lisby serving as stage manager.

Hurricane Diane is described as follows: "Meet Diane, a permaculture gardener dripping with butch charm. She's got supernatural abilities owing to her true identity — the Greek god Dionysus — and she's returned to the modern world to gather mortal followers and restore the Earth to its natural state. Where better to begin than with four housewives in a suburban New Jersey cul-de-sac? Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George pens a hilarious evisceration of the blind eye we all turn to climate change and the bacchanalian catharsis that awaits us, even in our own backyards."

The second coproduction between NYTW and WP Theater will take place at WP Theater with details to be announced at a later date.

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