Carla Gugino to Star Off Broadway in 'A Kid Like Jake'

Carla Gugino will return to the New York stage, alongside Peter Grosz, a longtime writer on The Colbert Report, in the world premiere of Daniel Pearle's new play, A Kid Like Jake.

Directed by Evan Cabnet, the Off Broadway production will be staged at the Claire Tow Theater as part of Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3 initiative devoted to emerging artists. It begins performances June 2, with official opening set for June 17.

Caroline Aaron and Michelle Beck complete the cast. The play centers on a husband and wife (Gugino and Grosz) whose nurturing approach to their precocious four-year-old son runs into obstacles when his passion for Cinderella and playing dress-up causes concern at the Manhattan private schools to which they apply.

Gugino's recent stage work includes the 2012 Broadway revival of Athol Fugard's The Road to Mecca, in which she starred opposite Rosemary Harris; and a 2006 Off Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer, with Blythe Danner.

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