Drama Desk Award winner Josh Hecht (Christine Jorgensen Reveals) will stage the production that officially opens Jan. 19 for a run through Feb. 9. Daugherty (An Ideal Husband, Holiday, As Bees in Honey Drown) will be joined by Gene Gallerano (Ivanov), Brian McManamon and Brian P. Murphy.
The Clearing, according to press notes, "is the story of two brothers bound together by a terrible secret they’ve guarded for 18 years. The Ellis's are a typical American family. But the intense and all-consuming love they share for each other has kept them locked in their tight-knit world for almost two decades. When a handsome stranger inserts himself into their circle, mother and sons must decide whether they are willing to break the bonds that have forced them together for so long. The Clearing is an exploration of the difference between loving someone and living for them by an exciting new theatrical voice."
Jeppson's plays also include Fox Play and Turtle. His work has been developed and seen at the Orchard Project, American Theater Company, Ars Nova, the University of Minnesota, Axial Theater, the New Riga Theater and the Playwrights Center.
Lorin Latarro will create choreographic movement for The Clearing. The creative team also includes Daniel Zimmerman (set design), Gertjan Houben (lighting design), Tilly Grimes (costume design) and Sam Kusnetz (original music and sound design). The Clearing is produced by 22Q Entertainment, Neil Koenigsberg and Jennifer Kranz.
For tickets and further information visit TheClearingPlayNYC.com.