“Ms. Harris stocks her play with the
CLASSIC ELEMENTS OF A THRILLER
under the SUSPENSE-GENERATING direction of Gaye Taylor Upchurch.
The sense of SIMMERING TENSION keeps us uneasily aware.”
– The New York Times
“MS. MCCANN GIVES ONE OF HER STRONGEST PERFORMANCES
with steely menace, anguished honesty.
MR. WILSON’S hearty Richard is PERSUASIVE.
MR. KELEMAN gives a POLISHED, CANNY performance.”
– The New York Times
“Lisa Joyce is EXCELLENT!”
“RAZOR-SHARP insights about gender divisions in modern marriage.
Gaye Taylor Upchurch DEFTLY CHOREOGRAPHS
to make all the blows land sharply.”
– Entertainment Weekly
“McCann, Wilson, and Joyce COULDN’T BE BETTER
Gaye Taylor Upchurch directs for all the CHILLING possibilities.”
– Huffington Post
“HARRIS’ BRILLIANT NEW PLAY IS A THRILLER!
You’ll walk away STIMULATED intellectually, emotionally, and physically from
this ROLLER COASTER OF A PLAY!”
OUR NEW GIRL
by NANCY HARRIS
directed by GAYE TAYLOR UPCHURCH
Atlantic Stage 2, 330 W 16th St.
Running Time: Approximately 1 hour 50 minutes, plus a 10 minute intermission
Hazel Robinson appears to have everything, but when her plastic surgeon husband departs for a charitable mission in Haiti, she’s left holding the bag of a failing new business and a problem child. When a professional nanny arrives unannounced on her doorstep, Hazel finds her home under the shadow of a seemingly perfect stranger and one who has an agenda of her own.
A startling psychological thriller about the darker side of modern parenthood, Our New Girl represents the arrival of an exciting new Irish voice, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Bluebird, Harper Regan).
LISA JOYCE (Annie). Broadway/West End: La Bete. Off-Broadway: The Mound Builders (Signature); House For Sale (Transport Group); The Ugly One (Soho Rep, Drama Desk nom.), Thinner than Water (LAByrinth); The Forest (CSC); Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore; Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (The Public); That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play (Rattlestick); Beast(NYTW); U.S. Drag & Vengeance (StageFARM); Red Light Winter (Barrow Street, original cast). Regional: Touched (Williamstown), Blackbird (Helen Hayes Award), Red Light Winter (Steppenwolf, Joseph Jefferson nom.).National Tour: Doubt (Helen Hayes nom.). TV/Film: “The Following” (recurring), “The Good Wife,” “Boardwalk Empire” (recurring), “Fringe,” “Law and Order,” “Law and Order: SVU,” Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, The Brave One, The Messenger and the upcoming A Master Builder (dir. Jonathan Demme). Training: The Theatre School, DePaul University.
HENRY KELEMEN (Daniel). Our New Girl will mark Henry’s stage debut, at age 10. Film roles include Young Tommy Popper in Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Tyler inWhat Maisie Knew, Apple-Cheeked Boy in The Confines, Randall in Golden Child, Michael in Parable, Young Hank Malone in Surviving Family, Justin in Life Itself, and Young Jude in Ten Thousand Saints. Television: Messenger Boy in ABC’s “Zero Hour” and Charlie Portfrancis in “Damages.” Most recently, Henry worked with screenwriter and director Robert Edwards on his new independent film When I Live My Life over Again, starring Christopher Walken and Amber Heard.
MARY MCCANN (Hazel) is a founding member of Atlantic Theater Company. She most recently appeared in the hit production of Conor McPherson’s The Weir off-Broadway at The Irish Repertory Theatre and starred in the title role in last season’s critically acclaimed production of Simon Stephens’ Harper Regan, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, and in the U.S. premiere of Stephens’ playBluebird opposite Simon Russell Beale, also staged by Upchurch. She has appeared in the original casts of the world premiere productions of Ethan Coen’s Almost An Evening and Offices and starred in Annie Baker’s acclaimed world premiere play Body Awareness at Atlantic. Mary has appeared in many Atlantic productions including the hit musical Spring Awakening, The Cherry Orchard, The Night Heron, The Hiding Place, This Thing of Darkness, The Beginning of August, Wolf Lullaby, The Water Engine, Edmond, Dangerous Corner, Shaker Heights and 10×25. Broadway: The Old Neighborhood, Our Town with Spalding Gray and Search and Destroy. Other off-Broadway:Oleanna (Orpheum Theater); Uncommon Women and Others (Second Stage);Boys’ Life (Lincoln Center) and Hot Keys (Naked Angels). American Repertory Theater: Oleanna and Boston Marriage. Film credits include the role of “MaryAnn” in Little Children starring Kate Winslet, The Broad Room written by Candice Bushnell, Flood, TIMBER, The Green, Sordid Things and House of the Devil, The Spanish Prisoner, Things Change and The Night We Never Met. Television: “Person of Interest,” CBS Pilot “A Gifted Man” directed by Jonathon Demme, “Ruthie Cheales” in “The Unit,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order Special Victims Unit,” “Law & Order Criminal Intent,” “Cashmere Mafia,” “The Naked Brothers Band,” “Sex and the City,” “Sports Night,” “ER,” “Spin City,” “Promised Land,” “It Must Be Love,” “Door to Door” and “The Con.” Producing credits include the films Edmond starring William H. Macy and Colin Fitz directed by Robert Bella.
CJ WILSON (Richard). Atlantic: Offices and The Voysey Inheritance. Broadway: Bronx Bombers, The Big Knife, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Steady Rain, Festen, Henry IV, Long Day’s Journey into Night, and Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. Off-Broadway: Bronx Bombers, Happy Now? (Lucille Lortel nom. Primary Stages); Medieval Play, The Lady from Dubuque (Signature); All-American (LCT 3); Race (CSC); Home of the Brave (Jewish Rep); Stop Kiss andThe Merry Wives of Windsor (Public). Regional: The Shakespeare Theatre, Old Globe, Berkshire Theatre Group, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Wilma, ACT in Seattle, McCarter, Chautauqua, The Acting Company. Film: The Magic of Belle Isle. TV: “The Sound of Music Live!,” “The Following,” “The Good Wife,” “The Americans,” “Blue Bloods,” “Pan Am,” “Onion Sportsdome,” “Brotherhood,” “Without a Trace,” “L&O,” “L&O: SVU,” “L&O: CI,” “Third Watch.” Fox Fellow.