Tracy Letts's new political drama has finally transferred to New York! Behind hit movie Killer Joe, as well as having written Superior Donuts and the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama August: Osage County for the stage, Letts has once again teamed up with acclaimed director Anna D Shapiro for a witty examination into local politics at a town meeting, that quickly turns dark as personal prejudices come to the fore.
Now Lett's ruthless penmanship turns towards town politics in an area of historical importance, where a local hero's legend allows vanity and pride among the populace. Where reserved parking is regarded as much as a right as the Constitution, we might be forgiven for thinking that these folks are somewhat limited in scope. However, under the surface is bubbling a bigger issue that could tear the town apart, history be damned...
Letts is known for his searing black tragi-comedies, his most famous one being August: Osage County. Riveting audiences to their seats, it also won over the press and hailed by The New York Times as "hugely entertaining! A ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characters and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat." Directed by Anna D. Shapiro (The Pain and the Itch), she garnered praise by Variety, in which they called it "a deep and highly entertaining work, consistently rich, raw and intense, filled with viciousness and vicious wit."
Previews from: 25 February 2020
Opening night: 15 March 2020
Suitable for ages 12+
K. Todd Freeman
Written by Tracy Letts
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro
Scenic Design by David Zinn
Costume Design by Ana Kuzmanic
Lighting Design by Brian MacDevitt
Sound Design and original music bt Andre Pluess
Hair and Wig Design by Tom Watson
Dramaturgy by Edward Sobel
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