Exciting things are happening at the Park Avenue Armory for its December production (December 5 thru January 11, 2020) of Judgment Day—the world premiere of Christopher Shinn’s new adaptation of Ödön von Horváth’s 1937 play. Chosen by acclaimed British theater director Richard Jones, who directed The Hairy Ape at the Armory to rave reviews, the cast of sixteen stars Luke Kirby in the central role of Thomas Hudetz, a meticulous and respected stationmaster who struggles between guilt and self-protection after a train crash that occurs under his watch results in eighteen casualties. Kirby, who won an Emmy Award for his performance as Lenny Bruce on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, also had recurring roles on The Deuce and Slings & Arrows.
Kirby will be joined by a brilliant group of seasoned actors including: Susannah Perkins (Network; The Wolves) as Anna, Alyssa Bresnahan (Network; 27 Dresses) as Mrs. Hudetz, and Henry Stram (Junk; The Elephant Man) as Alfons; Alex Breaux (Hustlers; Red Speedo), Charles Brice (Homeland; The Punisher), Cricket Brown, Gina Daniels (Network; Orange is the New Black), Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie – Tony Award; Desperate Housewives), Maurice Jones (Lifespan of a Fact; 30 Rock), Andy Murray (The Seafarer; The Emperor Jones), Tom McGowan (La Bête – Tony Award; Wicked), George Merrick (Beetlejuice; South Pacific), Jason O’Connell (Happy Birthday Wanda June; Pride and Prejudice), Joe Wegner (Tales of the City), and Jeena Yi (Network; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).
The production is staged in the Wade Thompson Drill Hall on a rotating set.