Bess Wohl's 2nd Second Stage Work
Following the Big Apple debut of Bess Wohl's moving family drama Make Believe in July 2019, Second Stage presents the celebrated American playwright's second work during its 2019/20 season. A co-commission with the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival, Grand Horizons begins previews at New York City's Helen Hayes Theater on December 20th, directed by Tony nominated theatermaker Leigh Silverman.
Wohl presents another searing portrait of the active fault lines beneath the smooth surface of family life and the unpredictable nature of love. Married for fifty years, Bill and Nancy are the bees to each other's knees. No other married couple their age is as in sync or set for lifelong matrimonial bliss. But when they move to a community-based residential facility for the elderly called Grand Horizons, Nancy suddenly wants a divorce, which comes as a shock to everyone the couple knows, including their own two sons.