Broderick, Corvo, Ashley Assemble for a Family Dinner Off-Broadway, Beginning June 17

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The world premiere of Michele Willens' Family Dinner begins performances Off-Broadway June 17 at the Beckett Theatre on Theater Row.

Directed by Jamibeth Margolis, the production will officially open June 21.

The cast comprises Lily Corvo, Rick Desloge, Patrick Riviere, Mary Ellen Ashley, Daniel Pollack, Marshall Pailet, Mary McGloin, Tommy McKieran, Nancy Nagrant and William Broderick.

In the first act of Family Dinner, press note state, "we meet the Wells family in its suburban Southern California home in 1963, a seemingly typical family that reflects the American values as we understood them at that time: father Howard's business is enjoying unexpected growth, mother Jane remains at home to look out for their three school-age children. The family sits down to dinner together every night, with the cocktails and casseroles that were the order of the day in the early 60's.

"Act 2 revisits the Wells family 40 years later (the daughter in the first act is the mother now and the family is located in post 9/11 NYC), and the tradition of conversation and word-play at the family dinner are long-forgotten. In fact, the very idea of a such a dinner is seemingly impossible."

The production features scenic design by Josh Zangen, lighting design by Joel Silver, costume design by Janell Berte and sound design by Drew Levy. Jamie Rog is production stage manager. Show times are Thursdays and Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.

Tickets are $18 and can be reserved by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200. The Beckett Theatre on Theater Row is located at 410 West 42nd Street.

Lily Corvo, Marshall Pailet, Nancy Nagrant, Rick Desloge and William Broderick in <i>Family Dinner</i>
Lily Corvo, Marshall Pailet, Nancy Nagrant, Rick Desloge and William Broderick in Family Dinner Photo by Carol Rosegg
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