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Playwright
Neil LaBute

Director
Jo Bonney

Cast
Tracee Chimo (TV Host, Gigi)
David Duchovny
(John)
John Earl Jelks (Lawyer, Detective)
Amanda Peet (Ginger, Jesse)

Neil LaButeNEIL LaBUTE (Playwright) received his Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at the Royal Court Theatre, London and also attended the Sundance Institute’s Playwrights Lab. His films include: In the Company of Men (New York Critics’ Circle Award for Best First Feature and the Filmmaker Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival), Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, Possession, The Shape of Things, a film adaptation of his play by the same title, The Wicker Man, Lakeview Terrace, and Death at a Funeral. LaBute’s plays include: bash: latter-day plays, The Shape of Things, The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here, Autobahn, Fat Pig, Some Girls, This Is How It Goes, Wrecks, Filthy Talk for Troubled Times, In a Dark Dark House and reasons to be pretty (Tony Award-Nominated for Best Play). LaBute is also the author of several fictional pieces that have been published in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar among others. LaBute is also the author of Seconds of Pleasure, a collection of short fiction which was published by Grove Atlantic.

Jo BonneyJO BONNEY (Director) Culture Clash’s American Night (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Darci Picoult’s Lil’s 90th (Long Wharf Theatre); Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home from the War (Public Theatre Lab); Naomi Wallace’s The Hard Weather Boating Party (The Humana Festival) and Fever Chart (Public Theatre Lab); Michael Weller’s Beast (New York Theatre Workshop); Alan Ball's All that I Will Ever Be (NYTW); Eric Bogosian's subUrbia; Charles Fuller's A Soldier's Play and Lisa Loomer's Living Out (Second Stage, NY); Will Power's The Seven (NYTW & La Jolla Playhouse) (L. Lortel Best Musical); Neil LaBute's Fat Pig (MCC & Geffen Playhouse); Some Girl(s) (MCC); Carol Churchill's Top Girls (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Christopher Shinn's On the Mountain (Playwrights Horizons); Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics (Arena Stage); Universes' Slanguage (NYTW/ Mark Taper Forum); Lanford Wilson's Fifth of July (Signature Theatre) (L. Lortel Best Revival); Jose Rivera's Adoration of the Old Woman (La Jolla Playhouse) and References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (The Public Theater); Diana Son's Stop Kiss and Anna Deavere Smith's House Arrest (The Public Theater); Jessica Goldberg's Good Thing (The New Group); John Osborne's Look Back in Anger (CSC,NY); Danny Hoch's Some People and Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop (USA/Britain); Dael Orlandersmith’s Stoop Stories (Studio Theatre, Washington & The Goodman Theatre); numerous solos Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead by Eric Bogosian (USA/Britain). Recipient of a 1998 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Direction and editor of Extreme Exposure: An Anthology of Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century (TCG). Upcoming: Lynn Nottage’s By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Second Stage).

Tracee ChimoTRACEE CHIMO (TV Host, Gigi)
was last seen as Regan in The Bachelorette. Broadway: Irena's Vow. Off Broadway: Circle Mirror Transformation (Lucille Lortel nom, Drama Desk award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance), Vendetta Chrome, Guilty, Bushwhackin', Vamp. Regional: Sundance '08, Humana Festival/Actor's Theatre of Louisville, The Cleveland Playhouse and Philadelphia Theatre Company. TV: Guest-star in the FX series Louie, Guiding Light. Film: Evening, What Would Jesus Do?, Daughters of Liberty and Wasted Time. Last year Tracee was honored by actress Marian Seldes and The O'Neill Studio, where she studied, with the Eugene O'Neill Award for her work in Irena's Vow.

David DuchovnyDAVID DUCHOVNY (John)
was born and raised in New York City. He attended Princeton University, where he played one season as shooting guard on the school's basketball team, received his Masters Degree in English Literature from Yale, and was on the road to earning his Ph.D. when he caught the acting bug. Subsequently, Duchovny emerged to become one of the most highly acclaimed actors in Hollywood. Duchovny recently starred alongside Demi Moore in the April release of the film The Joneses, which premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival. He is currently filming the fourth season of Showtime's hit “Californication,” for which he won the Golden Globe in January 2008 for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. With this win, Duchovny became the only actor in Globe history to win for both a drama and comedy series. He also received Golden Globe nominations for the second and third seasons of series and a SAG nomination for season two. In addition to starring in the show, Duchovny serves as one of the show's executive producers. From 1993-2002, Duchovny starred in Fox Television's monster hit “The X-Files,” which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and two nominations for an Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. He was also nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his highly acclaimed appearances on “Life With Bonnie” and “The Larry Sanders Show.” Additionally, he has been nominated for a total of three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Drama Series, five Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and a TV Critic's Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. The press and the public agree that Duchovny brings a fierce intellect, a quiet intensity and an acerbic wit to his roles on both the small screen and the silver screen. After “The X-Files” debuted, millions and millions of self-proclaimed "X-Philes" spent their Sunday nights wide-eyed in anticipation as their hero, the brilliant and sullen FBI agent Fox Mulder (Duchovny), explored cases deemed unbelievable or unsolvable by the Bureau. Duchovny's remarkable performance on “The X-Files” earned him the title of "Zeitgeist Icon" by Laura Jacobs of The New Republic and "the first Internet sex symbol with hair" by Maureen Dowd of The New York Times. Duchovny added the role of director to his already extensive list of accomplishments when he wrote, directed and starred in two critically acclaimed episodes of “The X-Files,” titled "The Unnatural,” which starred Jesse L. Martin, and "Hollywood A.D.," starring Garry Shandling and Téa Leoni. Duchovny's passion for renegade films brought him critical acclaim for his performances in the feature films Kalifornia, in which he costarred with Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis; the controversial film The Rapture, directed by Michael Tolkin, in which Duchovny starred opposite Mimi Rogers; and Julia Has Two Lovers, in which he turned in a much heralded performance as a telephone hustler. Duchovny played Roland "Rollie" Totheroh, Charlie Chaplin's longtime confidante and cameraman, in the Sir Richard Attenborough directed Chaplin, with Robert Downey, Jr. in the title role; and starred in the smash hit Beethoven, opposite Charles Grodin, as the evil yuppie determined to take over Grodin's company. His feature credits include the action-comedy Evolution, opposite Julianne Moore, directed by Ivan Reitman, of Ghostbuster fame, the romantic-comedy Return To Me, opposite Minnie Driver, directed by Bonnie Hunt, The X-Files: Fight The Future, directed by Rob Bowman, and the Touchstone film, Playing God, with Timothy Hutton and Angelina Jolie, an action thriller, directed by Andy Wilson (winner of a Cable Ace Award for Cracker). Duchovny appeared in Ben Stiller's film Zoolander (a hilariously funny unbilled cameo performance). Still recognized for his role as Dennis/Denise Bryson, the transvestite detective in David Lynch's breakthrough television series “Twin Peaks,” Duchovny also spent four seasons as the impassioned narrator of Zalman King's erotic anthology series “Red Shoe Diaries,” which began as a feature length telefilm for Showtime. In 2002, he starred in the Miramax ensemble comedy Full Frontal, for director Steven Soderbergh, co-starring Julia Roberts, George Clooney and David Hyde Pierce. Duchovny has made brief returns to television, first appearing in good friend Bonnie Hunt's show, “Life With Bonnie,” in which he guest starred as over-the-top weatherman Johnny Volcano, (for which he was nominated for an Emmy in 2003). Following that, he made a memorable appearance on “Sex in the City,” as an ex-flame of Sarah Jessica Parkers' Carrie Bradshaw. Duchovny made his feature directorial debut in 2005 with House of D, which he also wrote and appeared in. The film, which starred Robin Williams and Anton Yelchin, vividly captured the spirit of youth in all its joy and heartbreak. He also starred in Trust the Man, a romantic comedy in which he starred with Julianne Moore, and The TV Set, directed by Jake Kasdan. Never one to slow down, he was still active behind the camera directing an episode of the Fox television series “Bones” starring David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel. Duchovny appeared in the feature films Things We Lost in the Fire, opposite Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro; and The Secret, directed by Vincent Perez and produced by Luc Besson. In the summer of 2008, he appeared in The X-Files: I Want to Believe, the follow up to the X-Files Movie, in which he reprises his role as agent Fox Mulder.

John Earl JelksJOHN EARL JELKS (Lawyer, Dectective) was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance as “Sterling” in August Wilson’s Radio Golf, which he also toured to the McCarter, Goodman, Center Stage, Seattle Rep., Mark Taper and Yale Repertory theaters. Jelks also appeared with Phylicia Rashad on Broadway in August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean as “Citizen” (after runs at the Goodman, Huntington, and Mark Taper theaters, where he won an NAACP Theater Award and an L.A. Ovation Award). In 2008, Jelks won an AUDELCO Award for his work in the Off-Broadway revival of The First Breeze of Summer. Regional theater credits include Fetch Clay, Make Man at the McCarter Theatre, the world stage premiere of the Shawshank Redemption at the Gaiety Theatre in Ireland, Magnolia at the Goodman Theater, Joe Turner's Come and Gone at the Penumbra Theatre Company and the Missouri Repertory Theatre, The Piano Lesson at the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre and Diary of a Black Man at the Union Square Theatre and the Shaw Theatre in London, England. Recently, Jelks appeared in Spike Lee's film Miracle at St. Anna.

Amanda PeetAMANDA PEET (Ginger, Jesse) Peet is an accomplished and versatile film actress who is best known for her diverse choice of roles in romantic comedies, dramas and thrillers. This fall, she starred in the successful disaster film, 2012, directed by Roland Emmerich and co-starring John Cusack. She recently finished filming 20th Century Fox’s Gulliver’s Travels starring Jack Black and Jason Segel, and she stars in the upcoming dramatic comedy Please Give, directed by Nicole Holofcener and co-starring Catherine Keener and Rebecca Hall. Peet starred as Jordan McDeere on Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In 2006, she made her Broadway debut opposite Patrick Wilson in the revival of Neil Simon’s Barefoot In the Park. She also starred, to critical acclaim, in the Neil LaBute off-Broadway play This Is How It Goes opposite Ben Stiller and Jeffrey Wright. Her numerous film credits include the Oscar nominated, Warner Bros./Section Eight thriller, Syriana, What Doesn't Kill You, (with Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke) and A Lot Like Love. Other credits include Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda; The Whole Nine Yards and its sequel The Whole Ten Yards; the 2003 hit Something’s Gotta Give with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton; and in 2003 Peet starred alongside John Cusack and Ray Liotta in the thriller Identity. In 2002, Peet was seen in Changing Lanes opposite Ben Affleck. That same year, she appeared as Jeff Goldblum’s mistress, a beautiful and privileged young woman who is hooked on drugs, in Igby Goes Down. Audiences first warmed to Amanda when she starred as Jack on the hit drama, Jack and Jill. A native of New York, Peet graduated from Columbia University with a degree in American History. While there, she also studied acting under Uta Hagen, which ultimately lead her to pursue acting as a career.

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