Star of The Addams Family and Pan Am will take to the New York stage in production also starring Bebe Neuwirth
Christina Ricci will make her Shakespeare debut next year in New York, playing Hermia in an off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
A year after her Broadway debut, the Addams Family and Monster actress will undertake a five-and-a-half-week limited run with the Classic Stage Company as the diminutive quarter of Shakespeare's famous love quadrangle.
Ricci will star opposite the two-time Tony award winning actress Bebe Neuwirth, who had previously been announced in the role of Titania.
Coincidentally, Neuwirth performed the role of Morticia Addams in the Addams Family musical, which just finished a run on Broadway.
The production of Dream will be directed by Tony Speciale and begins performances on 28 March at the East 13th Street theatre.
Last year, Ricci replaced Alicia Silverstone in Douglas Margulies's play Time Stands Still at the Cort theatre in New York.
Her performance was described as "a confident, appealing Broadway debut" by Charles Isherwood of the New York Times (paywall).
The cast also included Laura Linney and Eric Bogosian.
In addition to playing the precocious young witch Wednesday in the Addams Family films, Ricci is best known for staring opposite Johnny Depp in the 1999 flick Sleepy Hollow and for her television work, which includes ABC's current period-drama Pan Am.
She won an Emmy award for her guest appearance in Grey's Anatomy and also featured in Ally McBeal.
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