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"Third Watch" star Joe Lisi and Tony winner Karen Ziemba join "Almost Home"

Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba
Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris

Joe Lisi, best known to audiences as Lt. Swarsky on the hit NBC drama, “Third Watch” will return to the stage to star in Walter Anderson’s “Almost Home,” a new off-Broadway play about a young Marine who returns home after the Vietnam War. According to press notes, “he finds himself caught between his parents’ dreams for his future and a corrupt police captain with plans of his own.”

Broadway leading lady Karen Ziemba, who recently concluded her run in the musical "Bullets over Broadway," co-stars. Ms. Ziemba won the 2000 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in "Contact."

This new drama is directed by Michael Parva and features an impressive cast that includes James McCaffrey (“Rescue Me”), Jonny Orsini (“The Nance”), and Brenda Pressley (“The Lyons”)

Mr. Lisi appeared in the original cast of Richard Greenberg's Tony-winning play "Take Me Out" in London and New York. In addition to five seasons on “Third Watch,” he also played Dick Barone on HBO’s “The Sopranos.” Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Lisi, a Marine Corps Veteran, spent 24 years in the NYPD, retiring as a Captain.

Playwright Walter Anderson is the former Chairman, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of PARADE MAGAZINE. A former Marine sergeant and Vietnam veteran, he has written five books, including the bestsellers “Meant To Be," a memoir, and “The Confidence Course.”

Previews for “Almost Home” begin September 12 at the Acorn Theatre (410 West 42nd Street.) Tickets are available at, by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, or in-person at the Box Office.

For more information on "Almost Home," visit

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