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REED BIRNEY (Howard Bevans). Reed Birney appeared last summer as Vanya in the Soho Rep production of Annie Baker’s translation of Uncle Vanya, directed by Sam Gold. In 2011 received a Special Drama Desk Award honoring his thirty six years of work as an actor. He made his Broadway debut in Albert Innaurato’s smash hit, Gemini, in 1977. Recent New York productions include: Kim Rosenstock’s Tigers Be Still and David West Read’s The Dream of the Burning Boy (Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nominations), both at The Roundabout Underground, and Adam Bock’s A Small Fire at Playwrights Horizons, where he has appeared a record-breaking eight times. Reed was seen last fall at The Atlantic in Dreams Of Flying, Dreams Of Falling by Adam Rapp. He was Ian in the New York premiere of Sarah Kane’s Blasted in 2008 at Soho Rep, for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. He received an OBIE and Drama Desk Award for his performance in Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation also at Playwrights Horizons. He was Tony Blair in the acclaimed Public Theater production of Stuff Happens. Other notable roles include the world premiere of Tony Kushner’s revised Homebody/Kabul at Steppenwolf, The Taper and BAM; Bug (OBIE award); The Common Pursuit at the Promenade Theater; Gaev in The Cherry Orchard at Williamstown Theater Festival. He made his film debut in Arthur Penn and Steve Tesich’s Four Friends, and has appeared in Clint Eastwood’s Changeling, Morning Glory with Harrison Ford and Jeff Lipsky’s Twelve Thirty. Upcoming film roles include: Imogene with Kristin Wiig and Annette Benning; Jeff Lipsky’s Molly’s Theory of Relativity; Joss Whedon’s In Your Eyes and Adult World with John Cusack. TV work includes episodes of “The Good Wife,” "Gossip Girl," "Kings" and "My Generation" and the upcoming “House of Cards” for Netflix, directed by David Fincher. He won a 2006 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance and Actor’s Equity awarded him the Richard Seff Award in 2011.
MAGGIE GRACE (Madge Owens). Maggie Grace currently stars in the sequel to Fox’s Taken, Taken 2—the blockbuster action drama opposite Liam Neeson. Last year, Grace established her character of Irina in Summit Entertainment's highly anticipated The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, to be followed in 2012 by Breaking Dawn - Part 2. Grace will also appear on the popular SHOWTIME series “Californication” opposite David Duchovny. Earlier this year Maggie starred in Lockout, an action-thriller opposite Guy Pearce. No stranger to the world of indie film, Grace has had notable roles in The Experiment, opposite Adrien Brody, The Jane Austen Book Club, opposite Maria Bello, Kathy Baker and Emily Blunt, Flying Lessons with Cary Elwes and will soon star in Relative Insanity, opposite Helen Hunt and John Slattery. Other recent film credits include Fox’s Knight and Day for director James Mangold, and CBS Films’/Sony International’s Faster. Perhaps best known for her role as Shannon Rutherford on ABC’s ground-breaking television series “LOST”, Grace joined the show during its inception in 2004, remaining one of its stars during the first two seasons and then re-joining for the final season in 2010. Grace currently resides in Los Angeles.
ELIZABETH MARVEL (Rosemary Sydney). Elizabeth Marvel's most recent film Hyde Park On Hudson opposite Bill Murray and Laura Linney just premiered at this year's New York Film Festival. She held a strong supporting role in Tony Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy as well as Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Beth most recently graced the stage at Lincoln Center in Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, earning raves for her portrayal of depressive author “Brooke Wyeth.” Other recent workS include the FX series “Lights Out” in the heavily recurring role of “Margaret” and the New York Theatre Workshop’s Little Foxes, directed by Ivo van Hove, which earned her a Lortel Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress. Ms. Marvel’s films include the Coen Brother’s Burn After Reading opposite George Clooney and their remake of True Grit, Kevin Asch’s Holy Rollers, Craig Lucas’ The Dying Gaul, George LaVoo’s A Dog Year with Jeff Bridges, Pretty Bird with Paul Giamatti and Billy Crudup and Amy Redford’s The Guitar. A native Californian, Beth studied at the Juilliard School in New York City. She has several off Broadway credits, and won Obies for her performances in Misalliance, Hedda Gabler, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Therese Raquin. Her Broadway stage work includes The Seagull, St. Joan, An American Daughter, Taking Sides and Seascape. Ms. Marvel recurred on HBO’s “The Newsroom” created by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jeff Daniels. She has also recurred on the Showtime series “Nurse Jackie” and CBS's “Person of Interest”. Beth has guest starred on episodes of “The Good Wife”, “30 Rock”, “Law & Order”, “Past Life” and “Kidnapped”. She was also a series regular on the CBS series “The District”.
SEBASTIAN STAN (Hal Carter). Sebastian Stan is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s most sought after young actors. Stan was last seen on USA Network’s buzzed about mini-series “Political Animals”, starring opposite Sigourney Weaver and Ellen Burstyn. Stan also appeared on ABC’s hit fantasy series “Once Upon A Time” with Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison for a seven-episode arc. On the big screen, Stan is best known for his role as Bucky Barnes in Marvel’s box office smash Captain America: The First Avenger. Stan will reprise his role opposite Chris Evens and Tommy Lee Jones in the sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier due out in 2014. Other film credits include Summit Entertainment’s Gone with Amanda Seyfried, Darren Aranofsky’s Black Swan with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, Rachel Getting Married with Anne Hathaway, Spread with Ashton Kutcher, Hot Tub Time Machine with John Cusack and Chevy Chase, director Fred Durst’s The Education of Charlie Banks, The Architect with Anthony LaPaglia, Isabella Rossellini and Hayden Panettiere and Screen Gem’s The Covenant. In 2007, Stan made his Broadway debut opposite Liev Schreiber in Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio. Stan currently resides in New York.
MARE WINNINGHAM (Flo Owens). Academy Award nominee and two-time Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham will be making her Broadway debut in Picnic. She most recently garnered back-to-back Emmy Award nominations for the critically lauded HBO film “Mildred Pierce” and as matriarch ‘Sally McCoy’ in History Channel’s ratings blockbuster mini-series “Hatfields & McCoys.” Most recently, Winningham completed a six month run in the Off-Broadway production of Tribes, directed by David Cromer. Other theatre credits include After the Revolution and The Glass Menagerie, along with Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical and Patty Griffin’s musical 10 Million Miles.
ELLEN BURSTYN (Helen Potts). Ellen Burstyn’s illustrious acting career encompasses film, stage and television. She became a “triple crown winner” when she won an Emmy for her guest appearance in “Law & Order: SVU” (2009) to add to her Oscar win for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974) and her Tony Award for Same Time, Next Year (1974) on Broadway. Ellen has been nominated for an Academy Award five other times for The Last Picture Show (1972), The Exorcist (1973), Same Time, Next Year (1979), Resurrection (1981) and Requiem for a Dream (2000). Her many theater credits include the Broadway production of 84 Charing Cross Road (1982), the acclaimed one-woman play Shirley Valentine (1989) and Sacrilege (1995). She received glowing reviews in Stephen Adley Guirgis’ play The Little Flower of East Orange (2008), directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman at The Public Theater in New York. In 2011, Ellen appeared in London’s West End in Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour to rave reviews. Ellen was the first woman elected president of Actors Equity Association (1982–85), and served as the Artistic Director of the famed Actors Studio where she studied with the late Lee Strasberg. She continues to be active there as co-president with Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel. Academically, Ellen holds four honorary doctorates, one in fine arts from the School of Visual Arts, a doctor of humane letters from Dowling College, a doctorate from the New School for Social Research, and a doctorate from Pace University where she teaches in The Actors Studio M.F.A. program. Ellen lectures throughout the country on a wide range of topics, and became a national best-selling author with the publication in 2006 of her memoir, Lessons in Becoming Myself, published by Riverhead Press. In addition to a continuing and thriving acting career, Ellen is writing a screenplay, as well as planning a book of her photography accompanied by her favorite poetry.
MADELEINE MARTIN (Millie Owens). Broadway: August: Osage County (National Youth Theater Award); The Pillowman; A Day in the Death of Joe Egg; A Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway: Harper Regan. Television: Series regular; "Californication" (Showtime). Guest star; "Criminal Minds," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," "Hope and Faith," "Saturday Night Live." Lincoln Center: Scenes de Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Nutcracker.
BEN RAPPAPORT (Alan Seymour). Broadway debut! He is probably best known as the star of the NBC sitcom “Outsourced”. Off-Broadway: Sex Lives Of Our Parents (Second Stage), The Gingerbread House (Rattlestick/stageFARM). Regional: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Williamstown) Film: Hope Springs (opposite Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones), The Brass Teapot (2012 World Premiere Toronto Film Festival). Other TV: “Elementary” (CBS). Ben trained at Juilliard, where he received the Michel and Suria Saint-Denis Prize.
CASSIE BECK (Christine Schoenwalde). Broadway: The Norman Conquests (u/s). Playwrights Horizons: The Drunken City (Theatre World Award 2008), A Prayer For My Enemy. Off Broadway: Happy Hour and Oohrah! (Atlantic Theatre), Smudge (Women’s Project), Playlist 2009 (Ars Nova). Regional: Elemeno Pea (South Coast Rep), Prelude to A Kiss (The Huntington Theatre), Elemeno Pea and The Cherry Sisters, Revisited (Humana Festival), The Three Sisters (Williamstown Theatre Festival); The Insurgents, Contemporary American Theatre Festival; 43 Plays for 43 Presidents (Actors Theatre of Louisville), All My Sons, Living Out and Be Aggressive (Theatre Works Palo Alto), The Haunting of Winchester (San Jose Rep); 3F, 4F (Magic Theatre); Ms. Beck is the former Artistic Director of Crowded Fire Theatre Company in San Francisco were she appeared in several productions including Trojan Woman, Top Girls, A-A-America, One Big Lie, Slow Falling Bird, We Are Not These Hands, and Anna Bella Eema.
MADDIE CORMAN (Irma Kronkite). Broadway: Next Fall. Off Broadway: Love Loss and What I Wore, Flight, Next Fall, Isn't It Romantic as well as productions at Union Square, Second Stage, Public Theatre, Directors Co, AJT, NYSF. Film: Peace Love & Misunderstanding, Morning Glory, Adam, Sunshine Cleaning, Phoebe In Wonderland, Ira and Abby, Beer League, What Happens In Vegas, Maid In Manhattan, Mickey Blue Eyes, I Think I Do, Mr. Wrong, Swingers, PCU, My New Gun, Ford Fairlane, Some Kind of Wonderful, 7 Minutes in Heaven and the upcoming What Maisie Knew, Lullaby & Can a Song Save Your Life? TV: “Smash”, “Eden”, “Trooper”, “Damages”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Law and Order” (all 3!), “Rescue Me”, “Jenifer (MOW)”, “Frasier”, “Tracy Takes On”, “All American Girl”, “Mr. President”, etc. A graduate of Barnard College.
LIZBETH MACKAY (Mrs. Potts’ Mother, u/s Mrs. Potts, Flo Owens, Irma Kronkite). RTC: Sons of the Prophet, Bette and Boo, The Price of Fame. Recently, Lewis Black’s One Slight Hitch at the George Street Playhouse. Broadway: All My Sons, The Price, Crimes of the Heart (Theatre World, Outer Critics Circle and Hollywood Drama-Logue Awards), The Heiress, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Doubt, Death and the Maiden. MFA, Yale School of Drama. Born in Buffalo and mom to Katie and John. 
CHRIS PERFETTI (Bomber). Broadway debut. Roundabout: Sons of the Prophet (Theater World Award). Regional: GEVA Theatre Center and the Hangar Theatre. Television: "Next Caller". 
PETER BRADBURY (u/s Howard). Roundabout: Cyrano de Bergerac, A Man for All Seasons, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Present Laughter, The Overwhelming, Hedda Gabler. Broadway: That Championship Season, The Norman Conquests, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, The Herbal Bed. Off-Broadway: The City Club, Break of Noon, Tricks the Devil Taught Me, Snakebit, among others. Regional: Extensive. TV: "Boardwalk Empire," “Unforgettable," "Sally Hemings," "Rubicon," "Law & Orders," "Rescue Me."
MATTHEW GOODRICH (u/s Hal, Bomber, Alan). Broadway debut. Matt dedicates his work in Picnic to the memory of Paul Newman and gives thanks to Jim Carnahan Casting, Sam Gold, his folks and Carson/Kolker. He is a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame. MFA, CalArts.
DANI DE WAAL (u/s Millie, Madge, Christine, Mrs. Potts’ Mother). Broadway debut. Previously: Sophie Sheridan, Mamma Mia! (West End). Workshop: LIFT (Soho Theatre). Film: Non-Stop. Dani trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Thank you Stone Manners Salners! For Muts, Pops, pals across the pond. Oh, and you G.
WILLIAM INGE (Playwright). was born in Independence, Kansas, and from and early age was interested in theatre. He majored in drama at the University of Kansas but went on to gain an MA at the George Peabody Teachers College and taught for some years. In 1943 he became the drama critic of the St. Louis Star Times, a position he held for three years. His first successful play to be produced, Come Back Little Sheba (1950), dealt with a near tragic crisis in the lives of an alcoholic struggling to regain some dignity and his wife Lola, played by Shirley Booth. His next play, Picnic (1953), won the Pulitzer Prize and concerns the effect of a virile vagabond upon a group of women in a small Kansas town. It was followed by Bus Stop, Inge’s most cheerful work, which was later made into a hugely successful film starring Marilyn Monroe. The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs (1957) is a somber picture from Inge’s knowledge of small town life of a family haunted by prejudice, regrets and unfocused fears and profits. In 1961, he wrote the film script for Splendor in the Grass, and his later works include A Loss Of Roses (1960); Natural Affection (1963) and Where’s Daddy (1966).
SAM GOLD (Director). Broadway: Seminar (Golden Theater). Recent: Fun Home (Public Theater Lab); Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep.); The Realistic Joneses (Yale Rep., CT Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Director); The Big Meal (Playwrights Horizons, Lortel Award for Outstanding Director); Look Back in Anger (Roundabout, Lortel nomination); We Live Here (Manhattan Theater Club); A Doll’s House (Williamstown Theatre Festival); August: Osage County (Old Globe, SD Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Direction); Kin (Playwrights Horizons); The Coward (LCT3); Tigers be Still (Roundabout); Dusk Rings a Bell (Atlantic); Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons; Drama Desk nomination, OBIE Award for Outstanding Direction); The Aliens (Rattlestick, OBIE Award for Outstanding Direction); and Jollyship the Whiz-Bang (Ars Nova/Under the Radar Festival). Resident Director at Roundabout Theater Company, NYTW Usual Suspect, Drama League Directing Fellow, recipient of the Princess Grace Award, and graduate of the Juilliard Directing Program.