Angela Bassett poses for a portrait at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on March 4, 2011.

*Beginning in November, Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett will begin her run as a conflicted pastor in the world premiere of Pastoral, a play by Frank Tangredi, as part of California’s Pasadena Playhouse’s 2011-12 season, the company announced this week.

In the drama, according to Pasadena Playhouse, “Pastor Emily has a dark secret, hidden from even her own son. When a terrible crisis ensues, she must set her pain aside and look within to discover the true capacity of her forgiveness.”

The play was developed in The Playhouse Hothouse reading series. Casting and additional creative personnel for the season will be announced at a later date.

Bassett also starred in Fences at Pasadena Playhouse.