Christina Ricci to star in off-Broadway Shakespeare

Christina Ricci’s stage debut last year apparently didn’t scare her off — she’s going back. Producers said Tuesday the Pan Am star will join two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth in a Classic Stage Company production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The off-Broadway show will begin performances March 28 and play through May 6. Neuwirth will play the role of Titania. Ricci will have the role of Hermia.

Ricci made her Broadway debut last season in Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still, replacing Alicia Silverstone and starring opposite Laura Linney, Brian d’Arcy James and Eric Bogosian. Ricci burst onto the scene in 1990 as Cher’s daughter in Mermaids and has built a long list of film credits, including The Addams Family, The Ice Storm, Speed Racer and Penelope.

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