Dana Delany to Star in New Play From ‘House of Cards’ Creator Beau Willimon

"House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon's new play, "The Parisian Woman," is set in Washington just like his "Farragut North"

Dana Delany, star of "Body of Proof," will star in the world premiere of "House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon's "The Parisian Woman" at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, the theater announced Friday.

Getty Images"The Parisian Woman," will be directed by Pam MacKinnon ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "Clybourne Park") and will also feature Steve Culp, Linda Gehringer and Rebecca Mozo. It will run April 14 to May 4 on SCR's Julianne Argyros Stage.

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Like Willimon's previous work, "Farragut North," "The Parisian Woman" is a political play set in Washington D.C. "Farragut North" was later made into the 2011 George Clooney-Ryan Gosling film "Ides of March."

The new play is set in the Capitol Hill section of Washington, D.C., "where powerful friends are the only kind worth having." Delaney will play Chloe, an über-operator armed with charm, wit and sensuality who uses all the arrows in her quiver to help her husband nab an important government post.

Delany is a two-time Emmy Award winner for her work in the late 1980s-early '90s series "China Beach." Prior to starring in the ABC series "Body of Proof," she appeared as a recurring character in "Desperate Housewives." She appeared on Broadway in the 1980s and '90s and also acted in several off-Broadway productions.

The play was commissioned and developed by New York's Flea Theater.