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261 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
Formerly Biltmore Theatre
Ended 13 Dec 2015 after 2 months
Strictly Limited Run
Love as a battlefield on which nobody wins has seldom been mapped as thrillingly as it is in Daniel Aukin's definitive revival...This beautiful, taut production never once slackens its hold.
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Sam Shepard's 1983 play receives its Broadway debut in 2015, with Sam Rockwell and Tony Award winner Nina Arianda playing Eddie and May, two former lovers confronting their personal demons in a seedy motel room. This production transfers to New York courtesy of The Manhattan Theatre Club, after a highly acclaimed run at 2014's Williamstown Theatre Festival. In his glowing review, Ben Brantley of The New York Times called it a "knockout production" and noted that Rockwell and Arianda had forged an "instant, unfathomable intimacy". Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews) returns as director.
Known as one of Hollywood's most versatile and sorely underrated leading men, Sam Rockwell is equally adept at playing quirky comic relief in Galaxy Quest and Iron Man 2, to intense, soul searching roles in the likes of 2009's Moon. He was last seen on Broadway in 2010, acting alongside Christopher Walken in Martin McDonagh's The Behanding in Spokane. Rockwell's co-star, Nina Arianda, is a Manhattan Theatre Club regular, having appeared in their 2014 staging of Tales From Red Vienna. She won her Tony two years previously for Venus in Fur.
Former lovers Eddie and May reunite in a run-down motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert. An undeniable sexual attraction still pulses between them, but there's also a turbulent history of alleged affairs and breakups, and May also has a new man in her life. As they alternate between bitter recriminations and tearing each other's clothes off, a third character enters the fray. Known only as The Old Man, he holds a secret which will transform Eddie and May's relationship forever.
Sam Rockwell is a regular performer in the 24 Hour Plays. These annual fundraising shows gather together an assortment of actors and creatives and task them with creating a brand new play from scratch in a mere two days, before performing it in front of a live audience.
Previews from: 15 September 2015
Opening night: 8 October 2015
Closing night: 13 December 2015
75 minutes with no intermission
Images are from the Williamstown Theatre Festival production
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