ATC is excited to announce that Mimi Kennedy, best known for her roles on the television series Mom and Dharma & Greg, will be returning to the stage for the first time in over a decade as the title character in ATC’s world premiere of Pru Payne by Steven Drukman this spring. Audiences will follow the witty intellectual Prudence “Pru” Payne as her memory begins to fade and she questions preconceived notions about her identity and discovers unexpected love.
“I always want to participate in stories that affirm life in some way,” Kennedy said, “and I am thrilled to play an intellectual. This role is a perfect match for me after seven decades in the industry searching for her. It is a gift on every level.”
Kennedy has been a recognizable onscreen presence in both TV and Film since the 1970s. Her most notable film roles include Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, the political satire In the Loop opposite James Gandolfini, and the cult comedy favorite The Five Year Engagement with Emily Blunt and Jason Segel. Television viewers will also recognize Kennedy from recent roles on The CW’s In The Dark, Netflix’s Grace & Frankie, and ABC’s The Goldbergs. Her professional acting career began on the stage opposite comedy legend Sid Caesar in Neil Simon’s Last of The Red Hot Lovers; followed soon after by her Broadway debut as a cast member of the original Broadway production of Grease. Continue Reading …
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Pru Payne runs at the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson March 4 – 25, 2022 and at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix March 30 – April 16, 2022.