A.R. Gurney's Indian Blood Begins Off-Broadway World Premiere, July 25

News   A.R. Gurney's Indian Blood Begins Off-Broadway World Premiere, July 25 Primary Stages presents the world premiere of A.R. Gurney's Indian Blood, starring Rebecca Luker, John McMartin and Pamela Payton-Wright, which begins previews July 25 Off-Broadway.
Rebecca Luker
Rebecca Luker Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Mark Lamos (Seascape, The Rivals) directs the 22nd season opener for the company which begins July 25 and opens Aug. 9 at 59E59 Theaters, the company's home, for a run through Sept. 2.

"It's a little memoir about a boy growing up rebellious in Buffalo right after World War II," director Lamos explained to Playbill.com columnist Harry Haun (April 20).

The playwright of Sylvia, Love Letters and previous Primary Stages presentation Strictly Academic pens a new tale of a young boy who "uses his Indian ancestry as a cause and an excuse for his adolescent attacks on the genteel world around him."

The complete cast features Matthew Arkin (Dinner with Friends), Jeremy Blackman (Beauty and the Beast), Jack Gilpin (The Elephant Man), Rebecca Luker (The Music Man, The Sound of Music), Katherine McGrath (A Man of No Importance), John McMartin (Follies, Into The Woods, Grey Gardens), Charles Socarides (Awake and Sing!) and Pamela Payton Wright (The Cherry Orchard, The Crucible).

Providing the designs for Indian Blood will be John Arnone (sets), Ann Hould Ward (costumes), Howell Binkley (lighting), John Gromada (sound and original music), Jennifer Kievit (projections) and David H. Lawrence (hair). Frederic H. Orner serves as production stage manager. Primary Stages 2006-2007 lineup will continue with the New York premieres of Kathleen Clark's Southern Comforts directed by Judith Ivey (Sept. 19-Oct. 29) and the new Peter Melnick-Christopher Durang musical Adrift in Macao directed by Sheryl Kaller and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli (Jan. 23-March 4, 2007). The new season will end with the world premiere of Terrence McNally's new play Deuce featuring Marian Seldes (March 20-April 29, 2007).

Tickest to Indian Blood at 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street (between Madison & Park) and subscription packages are available by calling (212) 279-4200. For more information about Primary Stages, visit the website at www.primarystages.com.