XI, November 2007
Meet Our Cast
- William Atherton, Jessica McKeee, Robin Riker
William Atherton has starred in motion
pictures, on Broadway, and in television. He achieved international
prominence starring in Steven Spielberg’s directorial debut, The Sugarland
Express, followed by John
Schlesinger’s classic The Day of the Locust,
the blockbusters, Die Hard I and
and over 30 other feature films. Most recently, William
co-produced and starred in the award-winning psychological
thriller/horror film, Head Space,
and has starring roles in the upcoming independent features The Girl Next
based on Jack Ketchum’s cult classic novel, and Antonio
Negret’s Towards Darkness, with America Ferrara, which
recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
On television, he has starred in
Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne’s Broken Trust
for TNT, the Hallmark mini-series, Gone, But Not
Forgotten, and portrayed Darryl F.
Zanuck in HBO’s Golden Globe winner Introducing
Atherton has created roles on and
Off Broadway for many of America’s leading
playwrights. He won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle
Awards for creating the title role in David Wiltse’s Suggs in the
City and an Obie nomination for the
title role in David Rabe’s The Basic
Training of Pavlo Hummel. He also
earned a Theatre World Award for his Broadway debut in The Sign in
Sidney Brustein’s Window, and
Joseph Jefferson Award for his work in Misalliance.
He starred in the original productions of John Guare’s House of Blue
Leaves and Rich and Famous,
and the Broadway productions of Arthur Miller’s The American
Clock and Herman Wouk’s The Caine Mutiny
Court Martial. His repertoire also
includes Steve Tesich’s The Passing Game,
George Abbott’s Broadway with
Gilda Radner, and The Kennedy Center’s highly acclaimed staging
of The Scarecrow. His most
recent New York
appearances were Off Broadway in the world premiere of Franz
Kafka’s: The Castle at The
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, and the original production of Address Unknown,
adapted and directed by Frank Dunlop.
Jessica McKee hails from Ann Arbor, MI.
She holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Mason
of the Arts at Rutgers University, where she also studied abroad at
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Jessica was most
recently seen in the NY International Fringe Festival’s
production of The Medicine Show and just wrapped filming What Happens in
Vegas. Other stage roles include The House of Bernarda
Alba, Visions and Scars, I'd Rather Be
Falling, Much Ado about Nothing, The Wall of Water, Boise Idaho,
Meatballs and Macaroni Casserole, Beneath the Skin, The Hat, and Guys Dolls.
Jessica would like to give special thanks to Tom Ferriter, John Anastasi,
and Laura Dragomir for giving her this opportunity. She would
also like to thank her fellow brilliant and beautiful cast members,
crew, friends, family, Ashling, Bryan and God for faith, hope and
A third generation actress on
both sides of her family, Robin was classically trained and grew
up on stage, back stage, taking tickets and selling cookies in the
lobby. Robin has split her time between stage, screen and
television ever since. Her television credits include a recurring
role on Boston Legal,
as Candy Springtime, The Closer and Cold Case, among others, as well as six series for CBS, ABC and
FOX: Get a Life
with Chris Elliott, The Gregory Hines Show, and Thunder Alley
with Ed Asner, and the groundbreaking series “Brothers,” on SHOWTIME, for
which she received two Ace Award nominations for Best Actress in a
Comedy Series. Her movie, Read it and Weep,
is currently running on the Disney Channel.
Never far from the stage, in the
past two years Robin has received two Best Actress nominations (Ovation
Awards and LA Weekly Theatre Awards) for her portrayal of La Marquise
de Merteuil in Les Liaisons Dangereuses
(The Blank Theatre), a Best Supporting Actress Nomination (Ovation
Awards) for the role of Sue Bayliss in The Geffen Playhouse production
of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons,
and Best Supporting Actress Nomination (LA Weekly Theatre Awards) for
her work in George Furth’s play, Sex, Sex, Sex,
Sex, Sex and Sex (a play about
gardening), at The Matrix Theatre. She recently starred opposite
Tony Danza in the production of a new Bernard Slade play entitled I Remember You,
at Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre. A native New Yorker,
Robin is thrilled to be home and over the moon about making her
Off Broadway debut with Stageplays.
Pied A Terre
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Pied A Terre is the story of a television journalist who
discovers a penthouse owned by her husband that she was unaware
existed. When a young woman appears, the two women face off and
learn they have more in common than they could ever have thought
possible. Not Your Usual Love Triangle.
Pied A Terre performs November 26, 2007 through January 5, 2008, at
The Kirk Theatre - 410
West 42nd Street on New York's Theatre Row.
On Stage And Screen
The Farnsworth Invention, at the Music Box Theatre, chronicles
the dawn of the television era. A production of epic
proportions, laid out on a wide canvas, the story pits Hank Azaria's
accomplished portrayal of NBC founder David Sarnoff against the
ingenuity and innocence of Jimmi Simpson's Philo T. Farnsworth under
Des McAnuff's cool and efficient direction.
Kate Blanchett creates an
uncanny impersonation as one of five Bob Dylans in Todd Haynes' I'm
Not There, a dreamscape of a
movie that fascinates and intrigues as it explores the persona of one
of Rock & Roll's greatest icons.
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