Amanda Peet's new play, "The Commons of Pensacola," will have its world premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club next season
Amanda Peet is taking a stab at playwriting, with her new work set to have its world premiere next season at Manhattan Theatre Club, possibly starring Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Peet's play, "The Commons of Pensacola," revolves around a family weathering a major financial crisis. MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow is set to direct.
"We are in conversation with Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker about appearing in this timely, new play," MTC Artistic Producer Mandy Greenfield said.
Greenfield said the play would be part of MTC's 2013-2014 season, but did not specify a date or additional casting.
Danner is currently appearing on Broadway in "Nice Work If You Can Get It." A spokesman for Danner told TheWrap: "Blythe took part in a reading several weeks ago and has subsequently been offered the play. Beyond that there's nothing to report yet as she has a few opportunities to weigh."
Parker's last New York stage appearance was in MTC's 2001 production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s "Wonder of the World," for which she received Drama Desk and Lortel nominations for Best Actress in a Play. She and Danner appeared together in MTC's production of A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” in 1995. A representative for Parker told TheWrap, "nothing has been set yet."
Peet, who has appeared in film and in television, including the short-lived TV series "Bent," last appeared on stage in Neil LaBute's "The Break of Noon" in 2010 with David Duchovny. She will not be appearing in the play, a spokesman told TheWrap.