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KEIRA KNIGHTLEY (Thérèse) made her West End theatrical debut in Martin Crimp’s translation of Molière’s comedy The Misanthrope, staged by Thea Sharrock at the Comedy Theatre in London, in December 2009. She received an Olivier Award nomination as well as an Evening Standard Award nomination for the Natasha Richardson Award. In January 2011, Knightley returned to the Comedy Theatre and starred in Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour, staged by Ian Rickson. Knightley can next be seen in Lynn Shelton’s Laggies opposite Chloe Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell, which is set to release October 24, 2014. This fall she can be seen in Morten Tyldum’s Imitation Game starring opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. In this biographical drama, Knightley will play Joan Clarke. This film follows Alan Turing (Cumberbatch) and his brilliant team at Britain's top-secret code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. The film premiered at the 2014 Telluride Film festival to positive reviews as well assnagging the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival. Weinstein is set to release the film on November 21, 2014. She recently wrapped production on Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest starring opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Robin Wright. Universal is set to release the film September 18, 2015. Knightley was recently seen in John Carney’s Begin Again opposite Mark Ruffalo. The music-centered story follows Gretta (Knightley) who moves with her longtime boyfriend to New York but is heartbroken when her boyfriend dumps her for fame and fortune. Her world takes a turn for the better when a down-on-his-luck record producer (Ruffalo) stumbles upon her singing in a local bar and is immediately captivated together becoming each other's last chance to turn their lives around. The film premiered and was sold at last year's Toronto International Film Festival and was released by the Weinstein Company on July 4, 2014. Previously, Knightley starred in Joe Wright’s adaptation of the Jane Austen novel Pride & Prejudice. She earned Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet. Two years later, she was a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominee for her performance as Cecilia Tallis in Atonement. Additionally, she starred in Wright’s Anna Karenina, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy and adapted by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard. Knightley’s breakout movie role was in Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It Like Beckham, for which she won the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards’ British Newcomer of the Year prize. Audiences worldwide took notice of Knightley as the heroine Elizabeth Swann in Gore Verbinski’s, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, starring opposite Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush. The film grossed more than $654 million worldwide. Knightley reprised her role in the franchises 2006 and 2007 sequels, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. She later reteamed with the film’s producer Jerry Bruckheimer on Antoine Fuqua’s King Arthur; and was part of the ensemble cast of Richard Curtis’ Love Actually. Her subsequent movies have included John Maybury’s The Jacket and The Edge of Love; Kenneth Branagh’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit; François Girard’s Silk; Saul Dibb’s The Duchess, for which she earned a British Independent Film Award nomination for Best Actress; Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, for which she was again a BIFA Award nominee; Massy Tadjedin’s Last Night; William Monahan’s London Boulevard; David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method; and Lorene Scafaria’s Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, in which she starred opposite Steve Carell. She landed her first feature film role at the age of 10, in Patrick Dewolf’s Innocent Lies. Knightley then starred in Nick Hamm’s The Hole, with Thora Birch, and Gillies MacKinnon’s Pure; and appeared alongside Natalie Portman in George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
GABRIEL EBERT (Camille). Roundabout: Brief Encounter. Broadway: Casa Valentina (MTC), Matilda the Musical (2013 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical), Red. Off-Broadway/Regional: Preludes (LCT3), 4,000 Miles (2011 OBIE award), Suicide, Prometheus (ART). Upcoming film: Ricki and the Flash, The Family Fang, Jane Wants a Boyfriend, Seagull (Anton Chekov) directed by the incomparable Brian Mertes up at the glorious Lake Lucille.
MATT RYAN (Laurent). Theatre work includes: Henry V with Jude Law, directed by Michael Grandage for MGC in the West End; Horatio opposite Jude Law in Hamlet, directed by Michael Grandage for the Donmar in the West End and on Broadway; the lead role of Gerard in Small Change, directed by Peter Gill for the Donmar Warehouse and two years of leading roles at the RSC for The Gunpowder Season (Speaking Like Magpies, Believe What You Will, A New Way To Please You and Sejanus) and The Spanish Golden Age (Dog In A Manger, Pedro The Great Pretender and Tamar’s Revenge). Television credits include: the title role in “Constantine” for Warner Brothers TV for NBC; “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour” with Forest Whitaker for CBS Television; “Wild Decembers” directed by Anthony Byrne for Touchpaper Television for the BBC; “Collision,” directed by Marc Evans and produced by Greenlit Productions for ITV; “Consenting Adults,” directed by Richard Curson-Smith and produced by Lion TV for BBC4, and “The Tudors” for Showtime. Film credits include the forthcoming independent features Heart Of Lightness, directed by Jan Vardoen for Beacon Isle Productions, and 500 Miles North, directed by Luke Massey for Read Books Productions. Previous film credits include: Flypaper directed by Rob Minkoff for Foresight Unlimited; Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, directed by Bharat Nalluri for Fox Focus and Layer Cake, directed by Matthew Vaughan for SKA Films.

JUDITH LIGHT (Madame Raquin) is well known for her extensive body of work on stage, in film and television. She is currently starring in Amazon Prime's Golden Globe winning series, "Transparent," created by Jill Soloway. She is also recognized for her impressive body of stage work; receiving a Tony nomination for the play Lombardi, followed by two consecutive Tony and Drama Desk wins for the plays, Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz and The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg. Judith starred in the television series, "Who's the Boss," and received two consecutive Emmy awards for her work on "One Life to Live.” Some of her more recent television work includes; "Law and Order, SVU" and "Dallas.” She starred in and produced, through her production company, the film, Save Me, which premiered at Sundance. Judith performed in Europe, in several repertory companies across the country, and at the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Foundation. For her performance of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, Wit, she was awarded the Helen Hayes and Eliot Norton awards. She has been a longtime advocate in relation to many causes, especially the fight to end HIV/ Aids and has been a champion for LGBTQ and human rights. Judith is an active participant in a variety of organizations including Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids, and the Point Foundation, as well as numerous others.

DAVID PATRICK KELLY (Michaud). Broadway: (Roundabout) Uncle Vanya, Once, Twelfth Night, Government Inspector, Working. Off Broadway: Pearls For Pigs, The Cure, Film Is Evil/Radio Is Good, The Mind King, When I Come To Die, Marlowe, Anadarko, Ghosts, Lobster Alice. Regional: Othello, Enrico IV, Seascape, Snow In June. Film: Chiraq, John Wick, Flags Of Our Fathers, The Longest Yard, K-Pax, Last Man Standing, Crooklyn, The Crow, Malcolm X, Wild At Heart, Dreamscape , Commando, The Warriors. TV: “Twin Peaks.” OBIE Award Sustained Excellence.
JEFF STILL (Grivet). Broadway: “Jay Leventhal” in Larry David’s Fish in the Dark; Lombardi, Bronx Bombers, August: Osage County (also National Tour). Off-Broadway: Tribes, Our Town, Adding Machine, and Orson Welles in Orson’s Shadow (Barrow Street Theatre). Regional: The Stage Manager in Our Town (Kansas City Rep), Harry Brock in Born Yesterday (Guthrie), Mark Rothko in Red (Pittsburgh Public Theatre), Dr. Sweet in Tracy Letts’ Bug (Gate Theatre, London), and a dozen shows with Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
MARY WISEMAN (Suzanne) is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut in Thérèse Raquin. Off-Broadway: An Octoroon (TFANA and Soho Rep). Regional (including festivals): Off the Main Road (Williamstown), Clybourne Park, Comedy of Errors (CTC); TV: the upcoming Netflix original series “The Characters". Education: Juilliard. Mary would like to thank her family for their love and support. 

GLYNIS BELL (Ensemble). Roundabout: The Winslow Boy, Harvey. Broadway/off Broadway: Looped, Amadeus, My Fair Lady, Richard III, Pera Palas. Regional: Other Desert Cities, Good People, Talking Heads, The Lion in Winter, Underneath The Lintel, Doubt, Woman Before a Glass, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, Driving Miss Daisy. Television: All three “Law & Orders.” 
ALEX MICKIEWICZ (Ensemble) is honored to make his Broadway debut with Roundabout Theatre Company. Credits include Robin Hood, Becoming Sylvia, Tripolitania, Comedy of Errors (Williamstown Theatre Festival) and The Last Match (New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Workshop).
JESSICA CUMMINGS (Ensemble) Broadway: The Seagull; Off-Broadway: Good Television (Atlantic), Crimes of the Heart (Roundabout), Balaton (EPP), Laws of Motion (PS122). Regional: Cyrano (Arden), Leveling Up and The Dream of the Burning Boy (O’Neill). Television: "Law & Order:CI," "The Big C." Film: Diving Normal, Maybe There’s a Tree, Astraea, and upcoming Gold.

RAY VIRTA (Ensemble). Roundabout: Hedda Gabler; A Man For All Seasons; Naked Girl/Appian Way; Betrayal; Langela’s Cyrano. Additional Broadway: Enemy of the People; Arcadia; Boeing-Boeing; Democracy; The Real Thing; Inherit the Wind; School for Scandal. St. Claire Bayfield Award - Much Ado (Pearl Theatre-Five Seasons); Acting Company alumni. Faculty/AMDA. Love and thanks to mentor Gerald Freedman.

HELEN EDMUNDSON (Playwright). Helen’s adaptation of Émile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin was first produced by Bath Theatre Royal in summer 2014 and subsequently toured. Her plays include The Clearing, first staged at The Bush Theatre; Mother Teresa is Dead at The Royal Court; Mary Shelley, first staged by Shared Experience at The Tricycle and on tour; and The Heresy of Love at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Other work includes: Coram Boy at The National Theatre and on Broadway; Zorro at The Garrick Theatre and on tour; and a new version of Calderon’s Life is a Dream at The Donmar Warehouse. Her musical adaptation of Swallows and Amazons, written with composer Neil Hannen, was first staged at Bristol Old Vic in 2010, before moving to The Vaudeville Theatre in 2011 and beginning a national tour. It will be revived at Bristol Old Vic for Christmas 2014. She has written a number of adaptations for Shared Experience Theatre: Anna Karenina and Mill on the Floss, which toured nationally and internationally; Gone to Earth; Orestes; and War and Peace, first staged at The National Theatre. Helen has recently completed a screenplay for SeeSaw films and her episodes of the Hat Trick television drama “The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher” were seen on ITV this autumn. She is currently at work on a new play for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and on a screen version of An Inspector Calls for BBC television. She has been the recipient of several awards, including a John Whiting Award for The Clearing, a TMA Award for Anna Karenina and Time Out Awards for Mill on the Floss and Coram Boy. She is an Associate Artist at the Royal Shakespeare Company and at Bristol Old Vic. Her radio credits include: Sense and Sensibility, Anna of the Five Towns, The Mayor of Casterbridge and The Voyage Out, all for BBC Radio 4.
ÉMILE ZOLA (Author) (1840–1902) was a French writer, the most well-known practitioner of literary naturalism and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. Zola was nominated for the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902. Before his breakthrough as a writer, Zola worked as a clerk in a shipping firm and then in the sales department for the publisher, Hachette. He also wrote literary and art reviews for newspapers. During his early years, Émile Zola wrote several short stories and essays, four plays and three novels. Among his early books was Contes à Ninon, published in 1864. With the publication of his sordid autobiographical novel La Confession de Claude (1865) attracting police attention, Hachette fired him. His novel Les Mystères de Marseille appeared as a serial in 1867. After his first major novel, Thérèse Raquin (1867), Zola started the series Les Rougon-Macquart, about a family under the Second Empire; more than half of Zola's novels were part of this set of 20. From 1877 with the publication of l'Assommoir, Émile Zola became wealthy. He became a figurehead among the literary bourgeoisie and organized cultural dinners with Guy de Maupassant, Joris-Karl Huysmans and other writers at his luxurious villa in Medan, near Paris. Germinal (1885), Lourdes (1894),Rome (1896) and Paris (1897), established Zola as a successful author. The self-proclaimed leader of French naturalism, Zola's works inspired operas such as those of Gustave Charpentier, notably Louise in the 1890s.
EVAN CABNET (Director) is an Associate Artist with the Roundabout Theatre Company. Recent credits include Donald Margulies’ The Model Apartment and Theresa Rebeck’s Poor Behavior for Primary Stages, A Kid Like Jake (Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3), Christopher Shinn’s Teddy Ferrara (Goodman Theatre, Chicago), David West Read’s The Performers (Broadway, Longacre Theater) and The Dream of the Burning Boy (Roundabout Underground), All-American (LCT3), Warrior Class (Second Stage Uptown), Outside People (Vineyard/Naked Angels), Oohrah! (Atlantic Theater Company), Elizabeth Meriwether's Oliver Parker! (stageFARM) and The Mistakes Madeline Made (Naked Angels), and his own adaptations of Ubu Roi and Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Williamstown Theatre Festival). He is a Performance Consultant for the Metropolitan Opera (Die Fledermaus). Upcoming: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Gloria (Vineyard).

BEOWULF BORITT (Set Design) Roundabout: Sondheim on Sondheim, If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, ...Tom Durnin, Tin Pan Alley Rag. Broadway: Act One (Tony Award), The Scottsboro Boys (Tony Nomination), Hand To God, On The Town, …Spelling Bee, LoveMusik, Rock Of Ages, Chaplin, Bronx Bombers, Grace, The Two And Only. Off-Broadway: 99 shows including The Last Five Years and Miss Julie. Other Designs: The Seven Deadly Sins (NY City Ballet) and The Ringling Brothers Circus. 2007 OBIE for sustained excellence.

JANE GREENWOOD (Costume Design) Roundabout: Present Laughter, Waiting for Godot, Heartbreak House, A Month in the Country. More than 100 Broadway/Off-Broadway credits. Metropolitan Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur, Dialogue of the Carmelites, The Great Gatsby; Chicago Lyric Opera: Nabucco and Rigoletto; San Francisco Opera: La Favorita. Film: Arthur, Can’t Stop the Music, Glengarry Glen Ross. Awards: Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award, Theatre Hall of Fame, 18 Tony nominations.  Professor, Yale School of Drama.

KEITH PARHAM (Lighting Design) New York: Between Riverside and Crazy (Second Stage Theatre/ Atlantic Theater Company); The Model Apartment (Primary Stages); Tribes, Mistakes Were Made, and Red Light Winter (Barrow Street Theatre); Stop the Virgens (Karen O at St. Ann's Warehouse/Sydney Opera House); Ivanov, Three Sisters (CSC); A Minister's Wife (Lincoln Center Theatre); Adding Machine (Minetta Lane). INTERNATIONAL: Homebody/Kabul (National Theatre of Belgrade, Serbia). REGIONAL: Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, TUTA, The Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage among others. AWARDS: Obie, Lortel.

JOSH SCHMIDT (Sound Design) Roundabout: Dinner With Friends. Broadway: House of Blue Leaves (Walter Kerr), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Nederlander). Off-Broadway: ADD1NG MACH1N3 (Minetta Lane), A Minister’s Wife, When the Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Center), Whida Peru (59E59); Fifty Words (MCC Theater). Model Apartment (Primary Stages), 3 Kinds of Exile, Dying For It (Atlantic), Water By The Spoonful (Second Stage), Crime and Punishment (59E59), others. Regional: Over 150 productions across the country. Commissions: Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Theater, RKO, CraneKahn, Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theater (VA).

BUIST BICKLEY (Properties Supervisor). Roundabout: Old Times, Machinal, ...Tom Durnin, If There Is.. Select Broadway: An Act of God, The Visit, The Heidi Chronicles, The Audience, The Elephant Man, It’s Only a Play, The Last Ship, Act One, Mothers and Sons, Waiting for Godot, After Midnight, The Nance, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Grace, Seminar, Other Desert Cities

TOM WATSON (Hair & Wig Design) is head of the wig and makeup department at the Metropolitan Opera. He has designed wigs for more than 70 Broadway productions.  Current and recent Broadway designs include: Wicked, Rock of Ages, How to Succeed.., The Addams Family, Annie, You Can’t Take it With You, The King & I and The Sound of Music National Tour.

J. DAVID BRIMMER (Fight Director) has choreographed some stuff (Roundabout: Crimes of the Heart, Broadway: Spring Awakening, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, NY Premieres: An Octoroon, Punk Rock, Mr. Burns, Blasted, Bug), with some great folks (David Mamet, Sam Shepard, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Ethan Coen, Martin McDonough, Tracy Letts, Ken Russell, Franco Zeffirelli). “Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone.” G. Fox.

KATE WILSON (Dialect Coach) Roundabout: Old Times, Real Thing, Violet, Machinal, Picnic, Drood, Cyrano de Bergerac. Broadway: A View From the Bridge, An American in Paris, The Audience, Skylight, Fish in the Dark, Elephant Man, Constellations, You Can’t Take It with You, Rocky, Raisin in the Sun, Big Fish, Bountiful, Heiress, War Horse, Mountaintop. Film/TV: “Olive Kitteridge,” Inside Llewyn Davis. Faculty: Juilliard.

JEFFREY RODRIGUEZ (Production Stage Manager). Roundabout: Anything Goes and Bye Bye Birdie. Other Broadway: Beautiful, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, and Drowsy Chaperone. City Center Encores: Most Happy Fella, Applause, and Follies. NY Philharmonic/Live from Lincoln Center (PBS): Showboat, Carousel, Camelot, and My Fair Lady. Paper Mill Playhouse: Ever After, Can-Can, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.