"A Trump-era dystopia set in a rich man’s house, with ruin, hunger and danger outside. Inside, from his bedroom, 'Sir' rules 'The District' and the lives of Elliott, the butler, and Miranda, the maid. Their romance has hit the rocks, their jobs don’t exist, but she’s got some sort of relationship with Sir that guarantees them food, shelter and safety. Then everything goes wrong, but not in ways that you expect or can foresee. The plot twists all work. The dialogue is stunning. The cast is impeccable."
-Jesse Kornbluth

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Watch the cast discuss Ring Twice for Miranda and a brief montage from the play. The show features William Connell, George Merrick, Katie Kleiger, Daniel Pearce, Ian Lassiter, Talia Thiesfeld and Graeme Malcolm.

A new play written by Alan Hruska and directed by Rick Lombardo.

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New York City Center, Stage II

Ring Twice For Miranda at Stage II

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March 28th – April 16th
$20 tickets 20 minutes before curtain at the New York City Center box office.

Alan Hruska


Alan Hruska is the author of several plays, including Laugh It Up, Stare It Down (Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, 2015); The Man on Her Mind (Charing Cross Theatre, London, 2013) and New House under Construction (59E59, New York, 2008-09, which he also directed).  He is a filmmaker who has written and directed or co-directed four films: Nola (2003), The Warrior Class (2006), Reunion (2009), and The Man on Her Mind (2014). His play Laugh It Up, Stare It Down is published and licensed by Broadway Play Publishing. As a novelist, his books include Borrowed Time (Doubleday 1985), Wrong Man Running (Severn House and Thomas & Mercer 2011), and Pardon the Ravens (Prospect Park Books 2015). In 2005 he made his New York debut as a stage director with an acclaimed production of Waiting for Godot at Theatre at St. Clements.  Among his other professional accomplishments, Hruska was for many years a successful trial lawyer and partner at a distinguished New York-based international law firm, where he is still senior counsel, and was a co-founder of the New York book publishing company Soho Press, of which he is still Chairman. Hruska is a member of the Actors Studio, Playwrights and Directors Unit.

Rick Lombardo


Rick Lombardo is a stage director, artistic director, adapter and educator. During the 2016-17 season he will be directing two New York premieres, Ring Twice for Miranda and Albatross at 59E59, which he has previously directed in Boston (2015 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Production), at Gloucester Stage Company and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Lombardo was the Artistic Director at San Jose Repertory Theatre for six seasons, where he directed the world premieres of The Snow Queen (New York Musical Theatre Festival Outstanding Production and Publishing Awards), which he also co-wrote with composer Haddon Kime, Game On (Theatre Bay Area Award Best New Play 2014), and Love in American Times.  For 13 years he was the Producing Artistic Director of Greater Boston’s New Repertory Theatre, where his productions were regularly recognized with awards and for which he received the 2008 Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence. His New Rep production of Bill W. and Dr. Bob played an engagement Off-Broadway at New World Stages. Lombardo is currently the Chair and Artistic Director of the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University.  He has served on the boards of the Society of Directors and Choreographers and the National New Play Network.  www.ricklombardo.net



Some of William’s NYC/Regional credits include: A View From the Bridge (2010 Broadway revival); The Coast of Utopia (Lincoln Center); Nureyev’s Eyes (George Street); Alphabetical Order (Keen Co.); Hamlet (Aspen Music Festival); One Man, Two Guvnors (Pioneer Theatre, Berkeley Rep, South Coast Rep); The Hour of Feeling (Humana); The Winslow Boy (Rep Theatre of St. Louis); The 39 Steps (PA Shakes. Fest.); Bell, Book and Candle (S.F. Playhouse); The Importance of Being Earnest (Gulfshore Playhouse); The Voice of the Turtle (Merrimack Rep.); Pride and Prejudice (Geva Theatre Center); The Glass Menagerie (Two River Theatre); Murder On The Nile (Dorset Theatre Festival); The Maddening Truth (Keen Co.); As You Like It (Weston Playhouse); All’s Well That End’s Well (Theatre For A New Audience); The Picture of Dorian Gray (Sonnet Rep). TV and Film: “Manhattan Love Story”, “Blindspot”, “Blacklist”, “Madam Secretary”, “Bull”, “MA”, “Smash”, Not Fade Away, “Gossip Girl”, “Law & Order”, “Guiding Light”. B.F.A. UNCSA.



Off-Broadway: The Fall (Soho Playhouse: Fringe Encore). Regional: Miss Bennet (Round House Theatre), Juno and the Paycock (Guthrie Theater), A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater), Blue Stockings (Guthrie Theater), Home Again (The Kennedy Center), The Merchant of Venice (Interlochen Shakespeare Festival). Training: University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Program.



Broadway: The Cherry Orchard (Roundabout), War Horse (Lincoln Center). Off-Broadway: Pericles (TFANA); An Octoroon (TFANA); Antony & Cleopatra (Public Theater, RSC); Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino); Mission Drift (co-writer/performer; Connelly Theater, US; National Theatre, London). Regional: Oliver! (Arena Stage), Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare & Co.), An Iliad: Guerrillas at Troy (Continuum Company, Florence, Italy), Henry V (Two River Theater). Fordham BA and NYU Grad MFA. ianlassiter.com



Broadway: Equus, Translations, Aida, The King and I, M. Butterfly (1st National). Off-Broadway: A Dangerous Personality (NYTW), Oroonoko (TFNA), Macbeth (NYSF), The Learning Curve (Beckett), Hapgood (LCT), Aristocrats & Prin (MTC). Regional: The Mousetrap (McCarter), Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (McCarter), Shadowlands (Denver Theatre Centre), Absurd Person Singular (Barrington Stage), Moises Kaufman’s 33 Variations (Arena), Safe in Hell and Pentecost (Yale Rep), Translations and Betrayal (McCarter), Under Milk Wood (Hartford), Travesties (Long Wharf ), Y2K (ATL). TV/Film: “The Good Wife”, “Girl Most Likely”, “The Blacklist”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “Law & Order: CI”, “Law & Order”, “Whoopi”, “Mr. Halpern & Mr. Johnson”, The Extra Man, National Treasure, Everything’s Jake, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead, The Eden Myth. Narrator of over 400 Audio Books.

George Merrick


George Merrick has appeared on Broadway in Honeymoon in Vegas, South Pacific, and High Fidelity. Last season, he starred Off-Broadway with Marlo Thomas in Clever Little Lies. Most recently, he played Albert Peterson in Goodspeed Musicals’ acclaimed new production of Bye Bye, Birdie. He has guest starred on “Blue Bloods” and appeared in films The Intern with Robert DeNiro and So Good to See You with Sienna Miller.

Daniel Pearce


Broadway: Machinal, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway: Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Ping Pong, Henry V (twice), Henry VI, Measure for Measure, Loves’ Fire (Public), The Most Deserving (Women’s Project), Falling (Minetta Lane), Passion Play (Epic), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Irish Rep), among others. Regional: Blood and Gifts (La Jolla Playhouse), Ctrl+Alt+Delete (George St), Underneath the Lintel (Geva), among others. International: Loves’ Fire (Barbican Centre, London). Film/TV: Murder of a President, Salt, Clowns, Godzilla, “Law & Order” (all varieties), “Chapelle’s Show”, “Damages”, “Queens Supreme”. MFA from NYU.



Talia Thiesfield couldn’t be more honored to be here at City Center and thanks the team for this incredible opportunity! NYC: Marie Christine (Prisoner 1). Regional: Man of La Mancha ((Ivoryton Playhouse), LMNOP (Goodspeed Musicals),Venice (Center Theatre Group), Smokey Joe’s Café, Violet, & Measure For Measure (CT Rep), Romeo & Juliet, Nine, Seven Gui- tars. Los Angeles: For The Record: Baz Luhrmann, Denis Leary’s Rescue Me Comedy Tour, Coachella Music Festival (w/ The Kills), Stephen Schwartz – Making Good (Ford Amphitheatre, dir. Billy Porter). TV/Film: Limitless, Veep, Manhattan Love Story, The Following. Participant in the 2016 NBC Universal Scene Showcase. University of Connecticut BFA, UC Irvine MFA. Love & gratitude to Mom, Dad, Chad-dad, Julien. Cyd & Harold (CLA) and Saraphina & Co. (DBA) – I love my team of gladiators! Fired up, ready to go! www.taliathiesfield.com

Creative Team

Ring Twice for Miranda features scenic design by Jason Sherwood (Taming of the Shrew – Shakespeare Theatre Company, Paint Your Wagon), costume design by Ann Hould-Ward (Beauty and the Beast, Into The Woods, A Catered Affair), lighting design by Matthew Richards (Grey Gardens, Grace), sound design by Rick Lombardo, and original music by Haddon Kime (The Snow Queen, A Streetcar Named Desire). Casting is by Michael Cassara, CSA.

The play is being produced by Red Horse Productions and executive produced by RME Theatrical Group.

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