Bill Pullman and Ed Harris in "The Jacksonian".


Variety: "The Jacksonian"

Examiner.com 'The Jacksonian' by Beth Henley is dazzling, perverse and poignant

Beth Henley's JACKSONIAN sells out at the Geffen Broadway World

Still PHOTOS from "The Jacksonian" click here

Ed Harris, Bill Pullman shine in Henley's bloody, brilliant 'Jacksonian' OC Register

Finely acted 'Jacksonian' has an offbeat Southern accent Press Telegram

Bill Pullman and Amy Madigan in "The Jacksonian"
Bill Pullman and Glenne Headley in "The Jacksonian" February 15 - March 25 at the Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles. Photo: Michael Lamont.
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Geffen Artistic Director Randall Arney with Bill Pullman and his wife Tamara Hurwitz Pullman. Photo by Kevin Sharp.
Bess Rous, Glenne Headley, Bill Pullman in "THE JACKSONIAN" at the Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, February 15-March 25, 2012. Photo: Michael Lamont. For more photos-click here
Bill Pullman has a history with Beth Henley

Actually, Bill Pullman, Ed Harris, Glenne Headley, and Amy Madigan were all involved in early readings of "The Jacksonian". Pullman and some other cast members are part of a group in LA who meet with Beth Henley to do readings of her latest works.

Pullman played Carl Willard in a 1993 Los Angeles production of Henley's "Control Freaks"--the only play of hers that Henley has directed.

Actress-Writer Camilla Carr describes Pullman's performance in that production: "Bill Pullman's 'Carl' was simply magnificent. Frightening and funny, sinister and loveable, that confusing breed of humanity: a charming,compelling, revolting demonic paradox."

The Geffen Playhouse describes "The Jacksonian" as "a surreal trip that is rife with disturbingly dark humor."

Sources: Geffen Playhouse website; Beth Henley: Collected Plays Volume II: 1990-1999.

Holly Hunter & Bill Pullman in Beth Henley's "Control Freaks" MET Theater, Los Angeles, 1993.  Photo: John Abeyta.