Cast Joins Mikhail Baryshnikov For Premiere of Hartford Stage's "Man in a Case"

  • Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
October 02, 2012|By FRANK RIZZO,, Hartford Courant

Jess Barbagallo, Tymberly Canale, Chris Giarmo and Aaron Mattocks will join Mikhail Baryshnikov in the cast of the world premiere stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov's "Man in a Case" to be presented at  Hartford Stage Feb. 21 to March 24.

Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the team behind the internationally acclaimed Big Dance Theater, bring their signature style - fusing theater, movement, music, and video  to the creation of the work.

The show is described; "In a tale both witty and haunting, a shy, reclusive man's courtship of a carefree young woman forces him to stare down his own rigid nature."

Barbagallo has performed withBig Dance Theater, Theater of a Two-Headed Calf and The Builders Association, and credits include Fiabe Italiane (John Turturro), An Oresteia (Paul Lazar/Brian Kulick) and MilkMilkLemonade (John Conkel/The Management).

Canale has been a collaborator and performer with Big Dance Theater since 1995 and recently portrayed Euripedes' Queen Alkestis in Big Dance Theater's Supernatural Wife.

Giarmo is an artist and designer who has performed with Big Dance Theater since 2005 and recently performed in and composed choral music for Big Dance Theater's Supernatural Wife.

Mattocks is an associate artist with Big Dance Theater, a puppeteer with Phantom Limb Company and has been a member of OtherShore since 2009. 

Baryshnikov appeared on Broadway in Metamorphosis (Tony Award-nomination and a Drama Critics Award). Off-Broadway credits include In Paris (Ely and Edyth Broad Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Lincoln Center Festival and 2011-12 International Tour), Beckett Shorts (New York Theatre Workshop) and Forbidden Christmas or The Doctor and the Patient (Lincoln Center Festival). He has appeared in the films White Nights, The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez, Company Business and The Turning Point (Oscar nomination, Best Supporting Actor). Awards include: Kennedy Center Honors, the National Medal of Honor, the Commonwealth Award, the Chubb Fellowship, the Jerome Robbins Award and rank of Officer of the French Legion of Honor. He is the Artistic Director of the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York.

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