Performances begin February 28 for the world premiere of When It’s You, a new solo play by Courtney Baron that explores the effects of gun violence in America. Obie winner Ana Reeder stars in the Off-Broadway staging from the Keen Company, with direction by artistic director Jonathan Silverstein.
Baron’s new solo play was developed in the Keen Company’s Playwrights Lab and marks the theatre company’s first lab-to-stage production. Performances take place at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row, located at 410 West 42nd Street, New York, and continue through April 8.
When It’s You offers a personal look at the ripple effects surrounding gun violence in contemporary America. The story is centered on Ginnifer, who, at 37, recently lost her mother to illness. When she moves back to her hometown, she learns that her first love is at the center of a violent gun crime.
The design team includes Steven Kemp (scenic), Josh Bradford (lighting), Jennifer Paar (costumes), Bart Fasbender (sound), and Justin West (projections).
Baron’s plays include Eat Your Heart Out, A Very Common Procedure, Here I Lie, To Know Know Know You, Consumption, and Purge.