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Theatre & Performance Molly Parker returns to the stage in Toronto, plus new additions at Stratford

Molly Parker poses for a photo at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sept. 11, 2010.

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Television and film actress Molly Parker will return to the stage for the first time in 18 years this March in Toronto.

The House of Cards and Deadwood star is taking the title role in British playwright Simon Stephens' Harper Regan at Canadian Stage.

Artistic director Matthew Jocelyn is set to direct the acclaimed 2008 play about a woman who takes a road trip to see her father before he dies. It will run March 1 to 22 at the Bluma Appel Theatre.

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Parker, 42, is a multiple Genie Award winner – having been named best actress in a leading role for Kissed in 1997 and best supporting actress in 2002 for her work on Last Wedding. She is currently starring as congresswoman Jackie Sharp alongside Kevin Spacey on the Netflix hit House of Cards.

In other casting news released Monday, the Stratford Festival announced that Krystin Pellerin, who played Constable Leslie Bennett on CBC's The Republic Doyle for six seasons, will join the company for the 2015 season. Pellerin, who appeared regularly at the Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto when not filming Doyle, will play the lead role of Joyce in John Mighton's Possible Worlds, which was turned into a movie starring Tilda Swinton in 2000.

Other new Stratford company members announced include National Arts Centre 2014-2015 ensemble member Christopher Morris and up-and-coming Toronto actress Bahia Watson. The 2015 season will run from April 21 to Oct. 18.

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