A.R. Gurney's new play, Labor Day, officially opens June 1 at Off-Broadway's Manhattan Theatre Club. John, the semi-autobiographical central character in Gurney's earlier The Cocktail Hour, reappears in the new work, where, after writing a new play, he is besieged with offers from a regional theatre, the Shuberts, and Robert Redford's production company.
As it was in San Diego, Labor Day is directed by Old Globe artistic director Jack O'Brien. At the Old Globe and in NY, Labor Day features Josef Sommer (Whose Life Is It Anyway?, The Trial Of The Catonsville Nine, Spokesong) and Joyce Van Patten (Jake's Women, Rumors, The Supporting Cast). Also in the cast are Veanne Cox, recently Off-Broadway in The Batting Cage, Brooks Ashmanskas (Dream) and James Colby (NYSF's Blade To The Heat).
Designing the show are Kenneth Posner (lighting), Jeff Ladman (sound), Ralph Funicello (set) and Michael Krass (costumes)
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