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'Grey's Anatomy' Alum T.R. Knight to Appear Off-Broadway in 'Pocatello' at Playwrights Horizons

By Jon Sobel j.sobel@classicalite.com on Aug 25, 2014 04:15 PM EDT

Actor T.R. Knight, who isn't a doctor but played one on TV--as Dr. George O'Malley for several seasons in "Grey's Anatomy"--is set to appear in Obie winner Samuel D. Hunter's new play Pocatello at Playwrights Horizons.

Knight plays Eddie, manager of an Italian chain restaurant in a small American city that is, according to press notes, "slowly being paved over with strip malls and franchises…Against the harsh backdrop of Samuel D. Hunter's Idaho, this heartbreaking comedy is a cry for connection in an increasingly lonely American landscape."

The world premiere of Pocatello, the third production of Playwrights Horizons' 2014-2015 season, will begin previews November 21, open December 15, and play through January 4, 2015 at the company's Mainstage Theater on West 42 St.

In addition to T.R. Knight's ongoing stage career, the actor has recently appeared in a number of episodes of CBS's "The Good Wife" as an annoyingly smart young political consultant who clashes with Alan Cumming's "Eli Gold" during the gubernatorial campaign of Chris Noth's "Peter Florrick."

On Broadway, Knight has appeared in Michael Frayn's Noises Off, Molière's Tartuffe and opposite Patrick Stewart in David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre.

Joining Knight in the cast of Pocatello, directed by Davis McCallum, will be Jonathan Hogan (Burn This, Fifth of July, Balm in Gilead, Tony Award nominee for As Is), Jessica Dickey (Wit, The Amish Project, Hit the Wall), Obie Award and Drama Desk Award winner Brenda Wehle, Brian Hutchison, Leah Karpel, Cameron Scoggins, Danny Wolohan and Elvy Yost, with one last cast member yet to be announced.

Samuel D. Hunter's plays include The Whale at PH, The Few and A Bright New Boise. He is the recipient of Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards.

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