Previews will begin Oct. 17 prior to an official opening Nov. 12. Kip Fagan will direct. Grand Concourse will continue through Nov. 30 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater.
Mendes (Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra, The Wayside Motor Inn) joins previously announced cast members Obie Award winner Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Far From Heaven, Ruined), Bobby Moreno (Year of the Rooster) and Tony Award nominee and Obie Award winner Lee Wilkof (Assassins, Kiss Me, Kate).
Here's how the production is billed: "Called to a life of religious service, Shelley is the devoted manager of a Bronx soup kitchen, but lately her heart's not quite in it. Enter Emma: an idealistic but confused young volunteer with mixed intentions, whose recklessness pushes Shelley to the breaking point. With keen humor and startling compassion, Heidi Schreck's play navigates the mystery of faith, the limits of forgiveness, and the pursuit of something resembling joy."
Scenic design is by Rachel Hauck, costume design is by Jessica Pabst, lighting design is by Matt Frey and sound design is by Leah Gelpe. Sunny Stapleton is production stage manager.
Schreck is Playwrights Horizons' first Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence. She returns to the theatre company as a writer, after having previously worked there as an original cast member of Circle Mirror Transformation.
Peter Jay Sharp Theater is located at 416 West 42nd Street. Tickets and more information are available by visiting PHnyc.org.