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).
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).
Selected performances of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE will offer PLAYTIME! at Playwrights
Horizons, a brand new program offering affordable, professional childcare while patrons see a show. Playwrights Horizons has teamed up with Sitters Studio, a bonded and insured company made up of sitters who are working artists, which will provide and operate the program at Playwrights Horizons.
PLAYTIME! is free to Playwrights Horizons subscribers and available to non-subscribers for a flat fee of $15 per child. PLAYTIME! care will be offered during the following matinee performances: Sunday, April 10 at 2PM and Saturday, April 30 at 2PM.