WORLD PREMIERE. Allisyn Davis, an American reporter for The New York Times, heads to Pakistan to cover the honor killing of a young woman.
Through a series of cultural collisions, candid interviews, and dangerous encounters, she learns the details of this event, and faces her own demons and judgments. One culture mirrors the other, asking questions about forgiveness, self-worth, and justice.
Michael Sweeney Hammond*
J. Paul Nicholas*
DEVON AHMED is excited to make her FST debut! Favorite credits include Disconnect (San Jose Repertory Theatre), Ful Nabit (New Jersey Repertory Company), Henry IV, Part 1 (Hip to Hip Theatre Company), Merchant of Venice (Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company). Film: Stolen Moments of September, Dating Ellie. TV: Wit’s End (pilot). Proud graduation of UC San Diego.
MARIA COUCH is delighted to return to FST and to have the opportunity to help create this stunning new piece. She most recently originated the role of Kelly in the world premiere of Multiple Family Dwelling at NJ Rep. Other new works include On the Levee (LCT3), Unlock’d and Iron Curtain (Prospect Theater Company), The Cottage (The Engeman), The Little Hours (NJ Rep), Right Next to Me (The Human Race Theatre), Lord Tom (The York) and Illyria (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ). Other favorite credits: Little Shop of Horrors (Stages St. Louis), Les Miserables (Arkansas Rep), Singin’ in the Rain (Merry Go Round Playhouse), Side Show (The Gorilla Theater) and Sweeney Todd (Baltimore Center Stage).
MICHAEL SWEENEY HAMMOND Honored to make his FST debut. Off Broadway/New York: The Rivals (NY Classical Theatre); Hamlet. A Version (Roust Theatre Co/Red Lab). Regional/Tour: In The Heat of the Night (LA Theatre Works); Julius Caesar, All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare Theatre); His Girl Friday, Car Plays: San Diego (La Jolla Playhouse); Torchbearers (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Solid Gold Cadillac (Studio Theatre). Training: MFA from UC San Diego and BA from Brown University
WILLIAM LANGAN Oregon Shakespeare Festival (partial list): Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night, Richard II, Troilus & Cressida, Henry VI,1-3, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Oedipus Complex, Trojan Women, Three Sisters. Other theatres include: The Shakespeare Theatre (D.C.), Studio Arena, The Huntington Theatre, Cleveland PlayHouse, Pioneer Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre, Yale Rep, three years at the Guthrie Theatre. New York: The Public Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, Abingdon Theatre Company. TV: Criminal Minds (CBS), CSI:CYBER (CBS), NCIS (CBS), Numb3rs (CBS), Law& Order, Law & Order CI (NBC), The Prosecutor (NBC), Sweet Nothing In My Ear (CBS). He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
RACHEL MOULTON Honor Killing marks Rachel’s seventh production with FST and her first collaboration with Producing Artistic Director Richard Hopkins. She was seen earlier this season in Heisenberg. Also at FST: Grounded, Alabama Story, The God of Isaac, The Columnist (regional premiere) and Jericho (National New Play Network’s Rolling World Premiere). Off-Broadway/New York: In a Tilted Place (IRT), Sex Tips For Straight Women from a Gay Man (777 Theatre), Philip Goes Forth (The Mint) and as Zelda Fitzgerald in This Side of Paradise (St.Clements). Regional: The Book Club Play (Virginia Stage Co.), One Slight Hitch (Florida Rep.), Black Comedy and RENT (Pioneer Theatre Company), My Fair Lady (JW Engeman Theatre), Midsummer (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), Finding Nemo: The Musical (WDW). Several commercials, most notably as the spokesperson for Office Depot. Training: Graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Syracuse University, B.F.A. www.rachelmoulton.com
J. PAUL NICHOLAS is excited to make his FST debut, and to make it with the world premiere of Sarah’s wonderful play. He was recently in The Invisible Hand at Cleveland Play House. Before that he was on a national tour with the Broadway phenomenon, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. He has performed at regional theaters all over the country, and Off-Broadway. Paul has also appeared in several TV series, and for 10 seasons he was Attorney Linden Delroy on Law & Order: SVU. He has an MFA from the Academy for Classical Acting at GWU.
Director | Richard Hopkins
Scenic Designers | Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Designer | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer | Thom Beaulieu
Video & Projection Design | Rocco DiSanti
Sound Designer | Thom Korp
Translator | Bilal Sami
Production Stage Manager | Roy Johns*
* Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.