July 26, 2006

Two more for The Coast of Utopia

Jason Butler Harner and Amy Irving have joined the cast of Lincoln Center's upcoming production of Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia. Harner will play Ivan Turgenev and Irving will play two roles; Varvara Bakunin and Maria Ogarev.

They join the previously announced Billy Crudup, Ethan Hawke, Brian F. O'Byrne, Josh Hamilton, Richard Easton, Jennifer Ehle, David Harbour, and Martha Plimpton.


Beginning in mid-19th century Russia during the repressive reign of Tsar Nicholas I, Tom Stoppard’s sweeping epic spans a period of thirty years as it tells the panoramic story of a group of Russian intellectuals, headed by the radical theorist and editor Alexander Herzen, the novelist Ivan Turgenev, the literary critic Vissarion Belinsky and the aristocrat-turned-anarchist Michael Bakunin, who lead a band of like-minded countrymen in a revolutionary movement in which they strive to change and fix a political system by using their minds as their only weapon.

The series was first seen in 2002 at London's National Theatre.

For The Coast of Utopia tickets visit www.lct.org.


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