Bill Pullman (The Other Place, Oleanna, Independence Day) and Tony nominee David Harbour (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Coast of Utopia, Stranger Things) will star in the world première of Theresa Rebeck’s new play Mad House this summer in London's West End.
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, previews will begin June 15 prior to an official opening June 26 at the Ambassadors Theatre. Performances will continue through September 4.
Set in rural Pennsylvania, the play concerns Michael (Harbour), who has returned to his childhood home to look after his dying father. His siblings Ned and Pam soon arrive, determined to work out how much money Dad actually has left and how they're getting their hands on it.
The production reunites Rebeck and von Stuelpnagel following their collaborations on Bernhardt/Hamlet and Seared.
Playwright Rebeck says, “There are those projects when the stars simply align, and to see David and Bill together on stage is beyond my wildest dreams. I’m very much looking forward to being back in the rehearsal room with Moritz as we bring the play to production here in London."
Rebeck's work on Broadway includes Bernhardt/Hamlet, Dead Accounts, Seminar, and Mauritius. Other New York and regional plays include Seared (MCC), Downstairs (Primary Stages), The Scene, The Water’s Edge, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann and Spike Heels (Second Stage), Bad Dates, The Butterfly Collection,and Our House (Playwrights Horizons), The Understudy (Roundabout), View of the Dome (NYTW), What We’re Up Against (Women’s Project), and Omnium Gatherum (Pulitzer Prize finalist). Rebeck is the recipient of the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award, the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award, and a Lilly Award.
Mad House is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions and Gavin Kalin Productions.