Michael Gladis, the actor currently starring in AMC’s series Mad Men, will leave what the Observer‘s Doree Shafrir called an alluring ad world of “three-martini (sometimes four- or five-) lunches, smoking in the offices, lots of extramarital affairs” for the cold November mountains in Maine, at least, on stage. He will star in an upcoming world premiere staging of Chad Beckim’s The Main(e) Play at the Lion Theater.
Partial Comfort Productions presents the work slated to begin Jan. 16, 2008 and open Jan. 23 at The Lion Theater for a run through Feb. 9. Robert O’Hara directs.
The Main(e) Play centers on “the colliding worlds of two brothers: Shane, a New York City actor desperate to connect to the sanctity of home, and his younger brother Roy, a single stay-at-home dad and sole caretaker of a dysfunctional seven year-old. A return to Maine for Thanksgiving forces the brothers to confront the loss of tradition, raising the question: what happens when what was, is no longer?”