Elizabeth Olsen will make her Off-Broadway debut in a New York stage production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet later this year.
Elizabeth Olsen will make her Off-Broadway debut in a production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet later this year.
The 24-year-old actress has landed the part of tragic heroine Juliet in the classic stage play.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the younger sister of twins Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen will take her first bow this fall during the Classic Stage Company’s 2013-14 season.
The company has yet to reveal who will play her Romeo.
Further casting and production details are expected to be released in the next few weeks.
Elizabeth follows in the footsteps of film stars including Ethan Hawke, Joely Richardson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and Christina Riccci with a role at CSC, where many stars are known to flex their theatrical chops.
She is no stranger to the stage. While known primarily for her film roles such as Silent House and Martha Marcy May Marlene, Elizabeth has been quietly focusing on her theatrical career for years.
In 2008 she understudied in 2008 Off-Broadway play Dust while taking theatre classes at New York University. In 2009 she understudied in short-lived Broadway drama Impressionism.
Romeo and Juliet will mark Elizabeth’s first time originating a role.
The actress is having a stellar year. She was nominated for BAFTA’s 2013 Rising Star Award.
Elizabeth is next set to star in Spike Lee’s remake of 2003 Korean film Oldboy, co-starring Josh Brolin and Samuel L. Jackson.
The thriller is scheduled for release later this year.
CSC artistic director Brian Kulick and executive director Greg Reiner have yet to announce further titles for the 2013-14 season.
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Thursday, 07. March 2013