John Hawkes and Tracie Thoms to Star in 'Lost Lake'

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John Hawkes and Tracie Thoms

An Oscar nominee in 2011 for "Winter's Bone," Hawkes will make his New York stage debut in the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Auburn, directed by Daniel Sullivan.

NEW YORK – Indie film favorite John Hawkes will make his New York stage debut this fall, starring opposite Tracie Thoms in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Lost Lake, the new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof dramatist, David Auburn.

Daniel Sullivan, who previously collaborated with Auburn and MTC on Proof and The Columnist, will direct the Off-Broadway production, which starts previews Oct. 21 for a Nov. 11 opening at New York City Center.

Hawkes will play Hogan, the owner of a run-down lakeside property to which Thoms' character, Veronica, has brought her children for a much-needed getaway from the city. At a crossroads in her life, Veronica is irrevocably drawn into Hogan's problems in this portrait of two strangers bound together by chance and struggling to connect.

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An Oscar nominee in 2011 for Winter's Bone, Hawkes has frequently been showcased at Sundance, with memorable roles in such films as The Sessions (for which he won a 2013 Independent Spirit Award as best actor), Martha Marcy May Marlene and Me You and Everyone We Know. His other credits include the films Lincoln and Contagion, as well as small-screen roles in HBO's Deadwood and Eastbound & Down.

Thoms was a series regular on CBS' Cold Case and has appeared in films including Looper, The Devil Wears Prada and the upcoming Annie remake. She joined the cast of Rent toward the end of the musical's Broadway run and reprised her role in the 2005 film version. Thoms' most recent Broadway appearance was opposite Dule Hill and Mekhi Phifer in Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly in 2011.

Additional cast and creative team for Lost Lake are to be announced.