Ann Harada, Jonathan Sale, Reyna de Courcy, George Hampe, Dean Nolen and David Wohl Set for Working Theater’s World Premiere of DROPPING GUMBALLS ON LUKE WILSON, June 11 – July 6

WORKING THEATER is presenting the world premiere of the comedy, DROPPING GUMBALLS ON Luke Wilson, by Rob Ackerman and directed by Theresa Rebeck making her New York directorial debut. It will begin performances on June 11 and celebrate its opening on June 18, running through July 6, 2019, at A.R.T./ New York Theatre’s Mezzanine Theater (502 W. 53rd Street). Tickets are $25- $40 and can be purchased by visiting www.TheWorkingTheater.org or calling the Box Office (Ovationtix) at 866.811.4111.

DROPPING GUMBALLS ON Luke Wilson is inspired by a true, little-known story about the making of an iconic TV commercial in which a legendary film director puts a movie star’s life in the hands of a very jittery props guy. A humorous and ultimately disturbing account of power in the workplace, GUMBALLS examines how truth is negotiated in both art and life.

Cast includes Reyna de Courcy (Film: Wetlands), GEORGE HAMPE (MTC’s REGRETS; TV: “Madame Secretary”), Ann Harada (Broadway’s CINDERELLA, AVENUE Q), Dean Nolen (Broadway’s MAMMA MIA!. NY: OMNIUM GATHERUM, TABLETOP), Jonathan Sale (NY: HANDLE WITH CARE. TV: “God Friended Me”) and David Wohl (Broadway’s FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, DINNER AT EIGHT).

The GUMBALLS design team includes CHRISTOPHER & Justin Swader (Scenic Designers), Mary Ellen Stebbins (Lighting Design), Tricia Barsamian (Costume Design), BART FASSBENDER (Sound Design), Yana Biryukova (Video Design), Geoff Josselson, CSA (Casting Director) and Avery Trunko (Production Stage Manager).

DROPPING GUMBALLS ON Luke Wilson will play Mondays through Thursdays at 7 pm; Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm; Saturday matinees at 2 pm. — Special retiree matinee Weds 6/19 2 pm. No matinee Sat 6/22. – GUMBALLS will not perform on Sundays. Tickets are $40 (Reserved Tickets); $30 (General Admission) and $25 (Student/Senior/Union Members), they are available at www.TheWorkingTheater.org, or by calling the Box Office (Ovationtix) at 866.811.4111. Group discounts available for groups of 10+ by e-mail: tricia@theworkingtheater.org for group sales info.

REYNA DE COURCY: Theatre credits include Luna Gale at the Goodman Theatre and the Kirk Douglas in Los Angeles; The Whale with Playwrights Horizons; Burning with The New Group; Orange, Hat & Grace with Soho Rep; the hollower with New Light Theatre Project, Dreams of the Washer King with Playwrights Realm, Civilization (All You Can Eat), and The World My Mama Raised with Clubbed Thumb. Film credits include Wetlands, & Coming Up Roses.

GEORGE HAMPE: Theater credits include Regrets (Manhattan Theatre Club); Romeo and Juliet (Huntington Theatre Company); Dead Metaphor (American Conservatory Theater); Arcadia (Yale Repertory Theatre); and ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore and The Three Sisters (Yale School of Drama). Film and television credits include Julian Fellowes’ The Chaperone, “Madam Secretary,” “The Good Fight,” “Unforgettable,” “Blue Bloods,” and “One Tree Hill.” Recently graduated from Yale School of Drama. georgehampe.com

ANN HARADA played Christmas Eve in the Broadway and West End productions of AVENUE Q and stepsister Charlotte in RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA. Other Broadway: Madame Thénardier in LES MISÉRABLES (revival), 9 TO 5, SEUSSICAL, and M. BUTTERFLY. Film: SISTERS, TROUBLE, YOUTH IN OREGON, ADMISSION, HOPE SPRINGS, FEEL, HAPPINESS. TV includes: SMASH (as Linda, the Stage Manager), THE GOOD WIFE, HOUSE OF CARDS, MASTER OF NONE, THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW, SEARCH PARTY, YOUNGER, GOTHAM. Twitter: @annharada Instagram: iamannharada

DEAN NOLEN: Broadway: Mamma Mia! (original company). Off-Broadway: Terence in Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vasillaros’ Omnium Gatherum (Pulitzer-Prize finalist), Tabletop (Drama Desk Award), also Manhattan Theatre Club, The Working Theatre, Naked Angels, others. Regional: Yale Rep, Alley Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Wilma, Dallas Theater Center, others. Television: “Mercy,” “Law and Order,” “Crossing Jordan”, “Law & Order: SVU”, others. Director: Division Avenue (world premiere NYC); Birds on a Wire (International Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, Scotland). Graduate of Yale School of Drama (Constance Welch Scholar).

JONATHAN SALE is the proud father of the best seven year old in the world. Off-Broadway: Handle With Care (Westside Theater), Soldiers Play (Second Stage Theater), Shape of Things (Promanade Theater), ScreenPlay (59E59), Trade (Cherry Lane); Television – “God Friended Me”, “The Good Fight”, “Madam Secretary”, “Elementary”, “Person of Interest”, “Law and Order”; Film: Lola Versus, Fair Market Value, Hard Lesson; MFA American Conservatory Theater, BA University of Richmond, Oxford School of Drama, Upright Citizens Brigade www.JonathanSale.tv

DAVID WOHL: Broadway: Golden Boy, Dinner at Eight (Lincoln Center), The Man Who Had All the Luck (Roundabout), Fiddler on the Roof (Minskoff). Off Broadway: Recent: The Last Will (Abingdon). Other: Between the Songs, The Shaker Chair (EST), Rag and Bone (Rattlestick), The Frugal Repast (Abingdon), Don Juan (TFANA), Isn’t it Romantic (Playwrights Horizons), The Basement Tapes (Village Gate). Regional: Recent: Deathtrap (Bucks County Playhouse), Elegy (Victory Gardens), Freud’s Last Session (Pittsburgh Public). Other: Goodspeed, Paper Mill, Williamstown, George Street, LaJolla, Taper, LATC, Mixed Blood, Cincinnati. Film: Recent: You Must Be Joking, Cabal (upcoming). Other: The Wackness, Joe Gould’s Secret, Saving Private Ryan, Hot Shots! Part Deux, War of the Roses, Presumed Innocent, Troop Beverly Hills, The Couch Trip, Brewster’s Millions, Revenge of the Nerds, Sophie’s Choice. Television: Series regular on “Brooklyn Bridge”, “D.E.A.”, “Once a Hero”, “Hey Arnold”. Recent: “White Collar”, “Suits”, “The Good Wife”, “Rescue Me”. Other: many episodes, pilots and tv movies.

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