Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck, Steel Magnolias), Tony nominated actress Veanne Cox (Caroline, Or Change) and Tony winner George S. Irving (Irene, Me and My Girl) will star in A MOTHER, A DAUGHTER, AND A GUN, a deliciously dark new comedy about mothers, daughters, and the emotional outbursts only they know how to trigger. Written by Barra Grant and directed by stage and film director Jonathan Lynn (the films My Cousin Vinny, The Whole Nine Yards), this high-caliber comedy will begin performances on October 14 at Dodgers Stages (340 W. 50th St.), with an official opening on Tuesday November 1.
A MOTHER, A DAUGHTER, AND A GUN will have a pre-New York run at the Helen Hayes Theatre in Nyack, New York (123 Main St.) from September 23 through October 9.
In addition to Ms. Dukakis, Ms. Cox and Mr. Irving, the cast of A MOTHER, A DAUGHTER, AND A GUN will feature David Bishins, Mario Campanaro, Katrina Ferguson, Matthew Greer, Laura Heisler, Stephanie Kurtzuba and Daniel Pearce.
To be presented in New York by Brian Reilly and Nelle Nugent, A MOTHER, A DAUGHTER, AND A GUN will feature set design by Jesse Poleshuck, costumes by David C. Woolard, lighting by Beverly Emmons, and sound design by T. Richard Fitzgerald and Carl Casella.
Olympia Dukakis has appeared in over 130 productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally, including Rose, A Mother, Mother Courage, The Rose Tattoo, The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, The Sea Gull, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Iphegenia in Aulis, Othello, Miss Julie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and The Night of the Iguana. She received an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress, the New York Film Critics' Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics' Award, and the Golden Globe Award for her work in the film Moonstruck, as well as two OBIE Awards - for Bertolt Brecht's A Man's a Man, and Christopher Durang's The Marriage of Bette and Boo and the Outer Critics Award for Rose. Additional film credits include Steel Magnolias, Mr. Holland's Opus, Dad, and the Look Who's Talking series. TV appearances include Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, and Further Tales of the City (Screen Actors' Guild, Emmy, BAFTA nominations), and The Librarian. She was most recently a regular on the CBS series Center of the Universe.
Veanne Cox received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Caroline, or Change, in which she appeared in both New York and Los Angeles. Other New York stage credits include The Dinner Party, The Altruist, Freedomland at Playwrights Horizons, Labor Day at MTC, The Batting Cage at the Vineyard, The Waiting Room, A Question of Mercy at NYTW, The Food Chain and Roundabout's revival of Company, for which she received Tony and Drama Desk nominations. Regionally, she has worked at The Old Globe, La Jolla, Actors Theater of Louisville, Long Wharf, Bay Street, Pasadena Playhouse, Paper Mill and Goodspeed. Her film appearances include Marci X, Big Eden, Erin Brokovich, You've Got Mail, Henry's Fool and the upcoming Beethoven IV. Television credits ABC/Disney's "Cinderella," "Seinfeld," "Smoke Alarm" for HBO, "The Norm Show," "Caroline in the City" and "Love and War."