Tony Award nominee Thomas Sadoski, lately a star of TV’s “The Newsroom,” will appear with Laura Heisler and Peter Katona in the world premiere of Michael Golamco’s play about relationships and artificial intelligence, Build, at Geffen Playhouse this fall.
Will Frears (Off-Broadway’s Year Zero, Still Life, The Water’s Edge, Pen) directs the tale of estranged digital-era business partners who are reunited. Opening night is Oct. 24 following previews from Oct. 9 at Geffen’s Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.
According to Geffen notes, “Kip [played by Sadoski], and Will [played by Katona] became Silicon Valley legends after the viral success of their blockbuster video game. But success has driven them apart: Will has become a suit obsessed with the bottom line, and the death of Kip’s wife has turned him into a total recluse. Now they’ve been thrown back together in a high-stakes gamble to complete and ship a new multi-billion dollar game; but as Will re-enters Kip’s life, he realizes that his old friend has built a whole other world — complete with an artificial intelligence [played by Heisler] to whom Kip escapes to ease his loss. Now Will and Kip must work to resolve their differences, confront the past and face the fact that technology’s brave new world often leaves us with little else but a yearning for the old one.”
Sadoski was nominated for a 2009 Best Actor Tony Award for playing the hen-pecked boyfriend in Broadway’s reasons to be pretty. He plays Don, a love-confused cable TV news producer, on Aaron Sorkin’s series “The Newsroom.” He also created the role of surviving brother Trip Wyeth in the Off-Broadway world premiere of Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities; he also played the role on Broadway.
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