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Tony Winner Deanna Dunagan to Star in The Treasurer

The new play by Max Posner will make its world premiere this September at Playwrights Horizons.

Tony winner Deanna Dunagan will lead the cast of Max Posner's The Treasurer at Playwrights Horizons.
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Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for the world premiere of The Treasurer, written by Max Posner (Judy) and directed by David Cromer (The Band's Visit). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play will be the second production of the theater company's 2017-18 season.

The cast of The Treasurer will feature Marinda Anderson (Bella: An American Tall Tale), Pun Bandhu (Wit), Tony Award winner Deanna Dunagan (August: Osage County), and Tony Award nominee Peter Friedman (Hamlet).

The play is described as follows: "Ida Armstrong (Dunagan) is broke, lonely and fading fast. And she's spending all of her children's money, forcing her son (Friedman) to assume the unwanted role of The Treasurer: an arrangement that becomes untenable the more he questions his devotion to her. In this darkly funny, sharply intimate portrait, Max Posner chronicles the strained ties between a son and his aging mother, and the hell of a guilty conscience."

The creative team will include scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by David Hyman, lighting design by Tony Award winner Bradley King, sound design by winner Mikhail Fiksel, and projection design by Lucy Mackinnon. The production stage manager is Brett Anders.

The Treasurer will begin previews September 6 in advance of a September 26 opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The limited engagement is currently scheduled to play through October 22.

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