Richard Dreyfuss cast in Complicit at Old Vic

Richard Dreyfuss cast in Complicit at Old Vic

Richard Dreyfuss has been cast in Complicit, written by Joe Sutton and directed by Kevin Spacey, it opens at the Old Vic Theatre, 22 Jan 2009, following previews from 7 Jan 2009 - running to 22 Feb 2009.

Artistic Director Kevin Spacey says: "I am delighted that Richard is to join our fifth Season with Complicit and is coming to The Old Vic to take on this challenging role. He is a brilliant actor whom I've long admired and I'm thrilled that we are being given this opportunity to work together. Its great that he's coming to London and I think audiences are in for a real treat."

Richard Dreyfuss says: “There is no greater place to be human than in front of humans. No greater way to reflect being human. No greater place than The Old Vic. I'm very excited to have a chance of not being fired before the opening. So far I'm batting 500. Stay tuned!”

(The part about being fired probably relates to him withdrawing from the London premiere of The Producers in 2004 just before opening night, which was said at the time because of injury!)

Richard Dreyfuss plays Ben Kritzer. His career spans theatre, film and television. He can currently been seen in Oliver Stone’s 2008 bio-pic W as the American Vice President Dick Cheney. His extensive film credits include "Mr Holland’s Opus", "What About Bob?" His stage credits include the Broadway productions of "Death and The Maiden", and in the West End "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" . Dreyfuss is perhaps best known for his roles in the blockbusters Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Goodbye Girl.

It is designed by Rob Howell, lighting by Howard Harrison, sound by Simon Baker for Autograph.

Complicit is an American play that explores our current political climate. Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Ben Kritzer (Richard Drey fuss) is hauled before the Supreme Court where he faces the dilemma of defending his belief in the freedom of the press or protecting his family.

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