Women's prison meets Westeros
Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage and Orange Is the New Black star Taylor Schilling will team up to star in a 2015 Off-Broadway production of Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country.
Dinklage will portray Mikhail Rakitin, the friend and unrequited admirer of Schillings’ Natalya, the bored wife of a landowner. Dinklage’s wife, Erica Schmidt, will direct, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Given that Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling’s shows are set in the coldly unforgiving world of Westeros and the often ruthless environment of Litchfield Prison, respectively, it seems they’ll be able to lend some interesting perspective to the 19th century Russian material.
The play will run from January 9 to February 15 next year, at the Classic Stage Company in Manhattan’s East Village.