The Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) World Premiere production of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, a new play by five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan (author/performer of She Stoops to Comedy, performer in The Wax and director of Kate's Diary, all at PH; Coraline; Some Men; The Argument; The Myopia; The Boys in the Band) is set to open Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Checkout hotos from the production featuring Maryann Mayberry, who just joined the cast.
Directed by Leigh Silverman (Blue Door and The Retributionists at PH, Well on Broadway, In the
Wake at The Public, Coraline, Drama Desk nomination for From Up Here), GO BACK TO WHERE
YOU ARE is the fifth production of the theater company's 2010/2011 40th Anniversary Season, and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, May 1.
The cast is headed by playwright David Greenspan, who's joined by Obie Award winner Lisa
Banes (My Sister in This House, PH's Isn't It Romantic/Drama Desk nomination, Broadway's Present Laughter and Arcadia, Off-Broadway's Look Back in Anger/Theatre World Award), Tony Award nominee Stephen Bogardus (Love! Valour! Compassion!, PH's March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, Broadway's James Joyce's The Dead, Irving Berlin's White Christmas and Falsettos), Obie Award winner Tim Hopper (More Stately Mansions, PH's Three Changes, Broadway's Present Laughter, Off-Broadway's Almost an Evening, The Dying Gaul and Picasso at the Lapin Agile), Brian Hutchison (PH's People Be Heard, Broadway's Exit the King, Proof and The Invention of Love), Michael Izquierdo (New Jerusalem at CSC, Mother Courage at The Public) and Steppenwolf Ensemble member Mariann Mayberry (Broadway's August: Osage County, Metamorphoses and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest).
A forgotten chorus boy (Mr. Greenspan) from the theater of Ancient Greece, stuck in a lonely
purgatory these past 2000 years, is sent back to Earth on a mission from God. He now finds himself among a vacationing family in Montauk, caught off-guard by his re-discovered ability to feel love. GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE is a melancholy comic romance, told with Greenspan's unique brand of theatrical wit and exquisite lyricism.
The production features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Theresa Squire and lighting design by Matt Frey. Production Stage Manager is Kyle Gates.
The performance schedule for GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE is Tuesdays through Fridays
at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2PM & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2PM & 7PM. There is a special added
performance on Monday, April 11 at 7:30 PM. Single tickets, $55, may be purchased online via
www.TicketCentral.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8pm daily), or in person at the Ticket
Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).
Playwrights Horizons is supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate. In addition, Playwrights Horizons receives major support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Time Warner Inc., the Charina Endowment Fund and the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.
Also currently playing at Playwrights Horizons is the acclaimed, hit World Premiere of Bathsheba
Doran's KIN, directed by Sam Gold. The limited engagement has been extended to Sunday, April 17, which is the last extension possible.
Following both KIN and GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, the final production for Playwrights
Horizons' 2010/2011 40th Anniversary Season will be THE SHAGGS: PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD, the New York premiere of a new musical with book by Joy Gregory; music by Gunnar Madsen; lyrics by Ms. Gregory & Mr. Madsen; and story by Ms. Gregory, Mr. Madsen & John Langs. Directed by Mr. Langs, it will begin performances Thursday, May 12 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater.
THE SHAGGS is a co-production between Playwrights Horizons and New York Theatre Workshop.
For subscription and ticket information to all Playwrights Horizons productions, call Ticket Central
at (212) 279-4200 , Noon to 8 pm daily, or purchase online at the Playwrights Horizons website at
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus