EXCLUSIVE: I hear that Farmiga (FX’s American Horror Story: Murder House; 2011’s Higher Ground) will make her New York stage debut in The New Group’s revival of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize winner from 1978. Scott Elliott, artistic director of the first-rate off-Broadway company, is directing the offbeat drama about a near-destitute Illinois farm couple (Harris and Madigan, who recently co-starred in Beth Henley’s The Jacksonian) and their two grown sons.
They’re visited by a grandson and his girlfriend (Farmiga), who is caught off guard, to put it mildly, by the bizarre family dynamics and squalid surroundings.
Farmiga can currently be seen in Hannah Fidell’s 6 Years, produced by Mark and Jay Duplass. She will next be seen in Sony’s horror comedy The Final Girls, for director Todd Strauss-Schulson and producer Michael London, opening in theaters this weekend. She will also star in ABC’s Wicked City, premiering October 27th.
Buried Child is slated to begin preview on February 2, with opening night on February 17, running through March 27. Farmiga is repped by ICM Partners, Anonymous Content and Peikoff Mahan.