Everyone’s favorite “Imp,” Game of Thrones’ Per Dinklage, will be joining everyone’s favorite felon, Orange Is The New Black‘s Taylor Schilling, in an upcoming Off-Broadway production of Ivan Turgenev’s A Month In The Country, MSN is reporting.
The comedy is scheduled for a limited engagement – January 9 through February 15 – at the Classic Stage Company and off-Broadway theater in New York’s East Village. Dinklage and Schilling will be just two of the big names to grace the Company this season; Peter Sarsgaard and Chris Noth have already appeared in productions by the same theater, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The play will be directed by Dinklage’s wife, Erica Schmidt.
For those readers not familiar with obscure Russian theater, A Month In The Country is a comedy of manners – that is, it satirizes the rigid social customs of the day – first performed in 1872, that takes place on a Russian estate in the 1840’s. Peter Dinklage will play the part of Mikhail Rakitin, who professes unrequited love for Schilling’s character Natalya, the bored wife of a landowner. Sounds like a knee-slapper.
Turgenev’s play does not specifically call for a little person to play Rakitin, so the choice of Dinklage in the role is a bit of interesting casting. Regardless, expect Dinklage to nail it: Peter has had a long and respected career in theater, before and since making it big in Game of Thrones, according to the New York Times.
This will not be the first time Dinklage and Schilling have shared a stage together; in 2008, the two appeared together way way off-Broadway, at Bard College (in New York), also in an obscure Russian play, called Uncle Vanya, by Anton Chekov.
Dinklage is a busy man these days. In addition to his upcoming off-Broadway gig, and his continued role on Game of Thrones, Peter’s been spotted sporting a mullet and carrying a laser cannon for the upcoming Adam Sandler pic Pixels.
Peter Dinklage with a mullet, wearing a sleeveless jumpsuit, and holding a four-barrel laser cannon. pic.twitter.com/TplpVEKfOR
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Let’s hope Pixels winds up being better than… oh, just about every movie Adam Sandler has been involved with for the past five to ten years (see this Inquisitr article).
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