Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for the world premiere production of Sunday by Tony Award winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and directed by Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans (Dance Nation).

Sunday will feature Juliana Canfield (The House That Will Not Stand), Ruby Frankel (Off-Broadway Debut; NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Atlantic Acting School 2017), Maurice Jones (Lifespan of a Fact), Zane Pais (Dead Poets Society), Sadie Scott (“Sweetbitter”), and Christian Strange (Off-Broadway Debut).

Sunday begins previews Wednesday, September 4th and will open Monday, September 23rd for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 13th, 2019 Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).

There is a moment when you want to look ahead to the future, but the past is eating you whole. In Sunday, friends gather for a book group, anxious to prove their intellectual worth, but that anxiety gets the better of any actual discussion as emotional truths come pouring out.

Sunday will feature scenic design by Brett J. Banakis, costume design by Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene, lighting design by Masha Tsimring, sound design by Lee Kinney, original compositions by Daniel Kluger, and casting by Telsey + Company: Will Cantler, CSA; Karyn Casl, CSA.

Sunday was commissioned by Atlantic Theater Company with the generous support of Jean Doumanian Productions.


JULIANA CANFIELD (Gil) will next be seen in the upcoming F/X series, “Y: The Last Man,” opposite Diane Lane and Barry Keoghan. She made her television debut in HBO’s Emmy-nominated series, “Succession,” and will reprise her role in the upcoming second season. Juliana recently wrapped the independent feature, The Assistant, directed by Kitty Green and starring Julia Garner and Michael Stuhlbarg, as well as the upcoming Amblin produced anthology series for Apple, “Amazing Stories.” Juliana made her New York stage debut in TFANA’s critically acclaimed production of He Brought Her Heart Back In A Box. She was also seen opposite Paul Wesley in Fourth Street Theater’s production of Zurich, as well as NYTW’s The House That Will Not Stand, opposite Michelle Wilson. Juliana is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

RUBY FRANKEL (Alice) is a 2017 alumna of NYU Tisch’s Atlantic Acting School studio. While studying, she appeared as Soren in The Seagull and Hilde in Lady from the Sea. She’s thrilled to make her Off-Broadway debut at home. This performance is dedicated to the late Jerry Frankel and Charles Tuthill.

MAURICE JONES (Bill). Broadway: Lifespan of a Fact, Saint Joan, The Cherry Orchard, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar. Off-Broadway: Linda (Manhattan Theatre Club); Troilus & Cressida, Pretty Hunger (Public Theater); Little Children Dream of God (Roundabout). Regional: Hamlet (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) The Model American, A Legendary Romance (Williamstown); As You Like It, Ruined (Denver Center); Butler (Barrington Stage); Julius Caesar (Folger Shakespeare Library); Lives of Reason (Two River); The Learned Ladies (STNJ); Television: “Blue Bloods,” “Elementary,” “The Good Fight,” “30 Rock.” Film: Winter’s Tale, And So It Goes, Romeo & Juliet.

ZANE PAIS (Milo) was last seen Off-Broadway in Dead Poets Society directed by John Doyle at Classic Stage Company, starring opposite Jason Sudeikis. Other selected theater: Mercury Fur (The New Group), Skylight (McCarter Theater). Film: Margot At The Wedding, Alba & June [short], Minyan (upcoming). He was recently in an episode of “Room 104” on HBO, directed by Lila Neugebauer. Zane writes when he is not acting. He recently had a pilot optioned by Sony Television.

SADIE SCOTT (Marie) is a New York City native and graduate of LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. She made her Off-Broadway debut in The New Group’s production of Downtown Race Riot, directed by Scott Elliott. She recently starred in director Emily Cohn’s feature film CRSHD, which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and can be seen in season 2 of Starz’s “Sweetbitter” as Rosalyn. She thanks her agents at Buchwald and managers at JWS Entertainment for being so kick-ass. Biggest thanks of all to her mom Elizabeth, for being such a fantastic and smart lady.

CHRISTIAN STRANGE (Keith) is a native of South Carolina and is excited to be making his Off-Broadway debut. He is a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (2018) and can be seen in the upcoming independent film In This, Our Time, written and directed by Academy Award winner Alex Dinelaris. Strange is a recipient of the Adelyne Levine Memorial Award for Outstanding Actor at CMU as well as a 2014 YoungArts National Award Winner for Music Theater. He is grateful to his parents and loved ones for their endless support.

JACK THORNE (Playwright). Theater credits include King Kong (Broadway Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Old Vic), Woyzeck (Old Vic), Junkyard (a Headlong, Rose Theatre Kingston, Bristol Old Vic and Theatr Clwyd co-production), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (SFP Productions/Harry Potter West End Theatrical), The Solid Life Of Sugar Water (Graeae Theatre Company, Edinburgh Festival & UK Tour), Hope (Royal Court Theatre), Let The Right One In (Dundee Rep / Royal Court Theatre, NTS / Marla Rubin Productions Ltd), The Borough (Punchdrunk / Aldeburgh Festival), Stuart: A Life Backwards (adapt. Hightide / Sheffield Theatre - Edinburgh Festival & UK tour), Mydidae (Drywrite - Soho Theatre / Trafalgar Studios), The Physicists (adapt. Donmar Warehouse), Bunny (Nabokov - UK tour / NYC), Red Car Blue Car, Two Cigarettes, When You Cure Me (Bush Theatre), Greenland (National Theatre), 2nd May 1997 (Bush / Nabokov), Burying Your Brother in the Pavement (NT Connections), Stacy (Tron /Arcola / Trafalgar Studios) and Fanny and Faggot (Pleasance Edin Edinburgh / Finborough / Trafalgar Studios). On film his credits include Wonder, War Book, A Long Way Down and The Scouting Book for Boys. Upcoming releases include Radioactive, The Secret Garden, The Aeronauts and Dirt Music. For television his credits include “Kiri,” “National Treasure,” “The Last Panthers,” “Don’t Take My Baby,” “This Is England,” “The Fades,” “Glue” and “Cast-Offs.” In 2017 he won a BAFTA and an RTS Television award for Best Mini-Series (“National Treasure”). He won 2016 BAFTAs for Best Mini-Series (“This Is England ’90”) and Best Single Drama (“Don’t Take My Baby”), and in 2012 won Best Series (“The Fades”) and Best Serial (“This Is England ’88”). Upcoming projects include “The Eddy” and “The Light.”

LEE SUNDAY EVANS (Director). Recent credits: In the Green by Grace McLean (LCT3); Dance Nation by Clare Barron (Playwrights Horizons; Obie, Lortel Award); The Courtroom (Waterwell); Intractable Woman by Stefano Massini and Caught by Christopher Chen (The Play Company); The Things That Were There by David Greenspan (The Bushwick Starr); [Porto] by Kate Benson (WP Theater/Bushwick Starr); HOME by Geoff Sobelle and Farmhouse/Whorehouse by Suzanne Bocanegra (BAM Next Wave Festival); Miller, Mississippi by Boo Killebrew (Long Wharf, Dallas Theater Center); The Winter’s Tale (The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit); Bull in a China Shop by Bryna Turner (LCT3); Macbeth (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); Wellesley Girl by Brendan Pelsue (Humana Festival); D Deb Debbie Deborah by Jerry Lieblich (Clubbed Thumb); A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes by Kate Benson (Obie, New Georges/WP Theater). Her work has been presented/developed at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Sundance Theater Lab, BAX, CATCH, LMCC, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, Juilliard among others. She was recently appointed the Artistic Director of Waterwell.

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director; Mary McCann, School Executive Director). At Atlantic, our aim is singular—to empower simple and honest storytelling that fosters greater understanding of our shared world. We are a family of artists dedicated to exploring essential truths onstage, be it a show at Atlantic Theater Company or a class at Atlantic Acting School. As a producer, presenter, and educator of theater, we are driven by the belief that theater can challenge and transform our ways of thinking and urge us to reflect on our role in society. From our Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning productions to our community-based education programs, we are committed to uncovering and celebrating the stories of our varied human existence. Founded as an ensemble of impassioned artists in 1985, Atlantic Theater Company has grown into a powerhouse Off-Broadway company. We challenge, inspire, and awaken audiences with truthful storytelling presented across our two venues, the Linda Gross Theater and the intimate Stage 2 black-box. As a producer of compelling new works, we are committed to championing the stories from new and established artists alike, amplifying the voices of emerging playwrights through our deeply collaborative programs and initiatives. We have produced more than 200 plays and musicals including Tony Award-winning productions of The Band’s Visit (David Yazbek, Itamar Moses), now on tour; Spring Awakening (Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik); and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Martin McDonagh); Pulitzer Prize recipient Between Riverside and Crazy (Stephen Adly Guirgis); New York Drama Critics’ Circle winner for Best New Play The Night Alive (Conor McPherson) and Best Foreign Play Hangmen (Martin McDonagh); Obie Award winner for Best New American Play Describe the Night (Rajiv Joseph); and Obie Award Special Citation recipient Skeleton Crew (Dominique Morisseau).


Tuesday at 7:00pm, Wednesday-Saturday at 8:00pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm

Sunday evening performances at 7:00pm on 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29


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