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McDormand, Tierney sail ‘North Atlantic’

Thesps to star in run of Wooster's L.A. stage prod

Frances McDormand and Maura Tierney will appear in the latest incarnation of the Wooster Group’s “North Atlantic,” which will have runs in Los Angeles and Gotham this spring. McDormand, who previously appeared in the venerable downtown theater troupe’s “To You, the Birdie! (Phedre),” and Tierney will star alongside Wooster Group regulars including Kate Valk, Ari Fliakos, Scott Shepherd and Koosil-ja Hwang, among other thesps.

Production is the latest staging of a 1983 outing that was last seen in New York in 2000. With text by James Strahs, show follows a peacekeeping force on an aircraft carrier in the North Atlantic, late in the Cold War era.

With the bicoastal stints of “North Atlantic,” Wooster Group kicks off two residencies: one for four years at L.A.’s REDCAT, where the show runs Feb. 10-21, and one for three years at the Baryshnikov Arts Center’s Jerome Robbins Theater, the Gotham venue where the production will play March 10-April 25.

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