The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company (Carl Forsman, Artistic Director/Damon Chua, Executive Director) today announced that their Keith Nobbs, Kellie Overbey and Kevin Kilner would lead the cast of Lanford Wilson's Lemon Sky, the 1970 drama by the Pulitzer-winning writer of Talley's Folly, Burn This, and Fifth Of July. Drama Desk nominee Jonathan Silverstein (The Temperamentals, The Dining Room) directs.
Keith Nobbs most recently starred opposite Dan Lauria in Lombardi, as the fictional Look Magazine reporter Michael McCormack. He made his Broadway debut in The Lion in Winter starring Laurence Fishburne and Stockard Channing, directed by Michael Mayer. Other NY stage credits include Stupid Kids; Dog Sees God; Hope Is the Thing With Feathers (Drama Dept), Free to Be You and Me (Drama Dept), Four (Lucille Lortel Award, Drama Desk nomination), The Hasty Heart (Keen Company), Triple Happiness (Second Stage),Fuddy Meers (MTC), Dublin Carol and the world premiere of David Mamet's Romance (Atlantic). TV credits include HBO's "The Pacific," "The Black Donnellys," "In Treatment," "The Sopranos," "In Plain Sight" and "Fringe." Film credits include Double Whammy, Phone Booth, 25th Hour and the independent films The Briefcase, Weakness andPremium.
Kellie Overbey appeared on Broadway in The Coast of Utopia, Twentieth Century, QED, Judgment at Nuremberg, Present Laughter, and Buried Child; Off-Broadway credits include Betty's Summer Vacation and The Savannah Disputation (Playwrights Horizons), Good Boys and True(Second Stage), Hamlet (CSC), The Debutante Ball, Gone Home and Comic Potential (Manhattan Theatre Club); also a writer, her film That's What She Said, directed by Carrie Preston ("True Blood"), stars Alia Shawkat and Anne Heche and she wrote the book for the musical Once Around the Sun.
Kevin Kilner most recently starred in Is Life Worth Living at the Mint Theater (opposite wife JorDan Baker). His Broadway credits include The Glass Menagerie with Julie Harris, Calista Flockhart, and Zeljko Ivanek at Roundabout (Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations). Off-Broadway he has been seen in the original casts of Dinner with Friendsand Night and Her Stars at Manhattan Theatre Club. Films include Julia, Shopgirl, A Cinderella Story, Raising Helen, Auto Focus, American Pie 2, Music From Another Room, Home Alone 3, Twenty Bucks, Switch and Timepiece with Ellen Burstyn, James Earl Jones and Naomi Watts.
This will be the first work of Wilson's to be presented in New York since he passed away last spring. Keen Company seeks to honor the author who Frank Rich called, "our primary heir to Tennessee Williams." In Lemon Sky, Wilson recounts a personal story in autobiographical detail: his journey, at age 17, to California to live with his estranged father's second family. Clive Barnes said of the play, "It has the immediacy of the way we live, and something of the smooth-spoken hysteria." It is a portrait of this great artist as a young man, and Keen Company is proud to be bringing his singular voice back to New York.