Jones’ ‘Jammer’ sets cast

Off Broadway vets line up for Atlantic production

The Atlantic Theater Company has filled the cast of its upcoming production of Rolin Jones’ “The Jammer” with a slew of Off Broadway regulars, including Patch Darragh, Christopher Jackson and Jeanine Serralles.

It was the Atlantic’s production of Jones’ 2005 play “The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow” that helped launch the scribe into a TV career on such shows as “Weeds,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Smash.” “Chow” helmer Jackson Gay also directs “Jammer.”

Story centers on a 1950s Brooklyn resident, to be played by Darragh (“Kin,” “The Glass Menagerie”), who joins a pro roller derby team. Jackson (“Memphis,” “In the Heights”) and Serralles (“The Maids,” “Maple and Vine”) appear in the cast alongside Keira Naughton, Billy Eugene Jones, Dan Domingues, Kate Rigg, Greg Stuhr and Todd Weeks (“Bluebird”).

Atlantic’s currenting offering, Melissa James Gibson’s “What Rhymes with America,” opens later this month. “Jammer” is next up on the season slate with a run that begins previews Jan. 9 ahead of a Jan. 22 opening at Atlantic Stage 2, the smaller of the company’s two Off Broadway spaces.

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