Duchovny Makes NYC Stage Debut in LaBute’s Latest

“X-Files” actor will star in play about a horrific office shooting and a man’s spiritual journey

"The X-Files" star David Duchovny will make his New York stage debut in the world-premiere production of Neil LaBute’s "The Break of Noon."

Duchovny, currently starring in the sexually charged Showtime drama "Californication," should be a natural fit for the controversial playwright. LaBute has seemingly made a career out of marrying acid dialogue with stories about the battle of the sexes.

This latest work, however, seems to find the playwright on more metaphysical footing. According to a press release announcing the production, Duchovny will star as John Smith, who, while enduring the worst office shooting in American history, sees the face of God.

The play will be directed by Jo Bonney and is a co-production with the Geffen Playhouse. The show will debut at New York's Lucille Lortel Theater on Oct. 28 before moving to Los Angeles, likely without Duchovny. In Los Angeles, it will begin previews Jan. 25, with opening night set for Feb. 2.

Duchovny is committed to performing in the New York portion of the run, but producers said that casting for the Los Angeles production will be announced at a later date.