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The Geffen Playhouse has locked in its cast and creative team for the world premiere of Icebergs, a new play written by Alena Smith, best known as a writer on such critically acclaimed TV shows as The Affair and The Newsroom.
The cast includes Thora Birch, Nate Corddry, Rebecca Henderson, Lucas Near Verbrugghe and Keith Powell. Icebergs will run from Nov. 8-Dec. 18, with opening night set for Nov. 16.
Smith’s work — recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award — will be directed by Geffen Playhouse artistic director Randall Arney. It is described as a comedy set in Los Angeles’ Silverlake neighborhood taking place on “a warm November night, where a new generation of thirtysomethings navigate filmmaking and family planning, trying to put down roots before everything melts away.”
The role for Birch continues a comeback streak for the actress, who took several years off from the business. Her upcoming credits include Phillip Noyce’s Above Suspicion, Public Affairs, The Competition and The Etruscan Smile. Corddry’s credits include Mom, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Hindenburg Explodes, Difficult People, Harry’s Law and The New Girl. Henderson has been seen on Rectify, Cleansed, They Remain, Mistress America, True Story, Actresses and The Mend.
Near-Verbrugghe counts credits including Our Idiot Brother, A Birder’s Guide to Everything, The Bad Guys, The Tiger Hunter and the upcoming A Woman, A Part. In addition to 30 Rock, The Newsroom and About a Boy on TV, Powell has been seen on the big screen in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Syrup and My Name Is David. He currently is a part of the NBC Emerging Directors program working on the show Superstore.
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