The U.S. premiere of Wallace Shawn’s Evening at the Talk House begins performances January 31 Off-Broadway in a production from The New Group. Two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick stars in the new comedy, which arrives in New York following a world-premiere staging at the National Theatre in London in 2015.
Evening at the Talk House is directed by New Group artistic director Scott Elliott. The play will officially open February 16 in the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center, where it is scheduled to run through March 12 .
Rounding out the cast are Shawn, Jill Eikenberry, John Epperson, Larry Pine, Claudia Shear, Annapurna Sriram, and Michael Tucker.
In Evening at the Talk House, everyone is invited to join the 10th anniversary celebration of Robert (Broderick)'s under-appreciated theatrical masterpiece, Midnight in a Clearing with Moon and Stars. “To recall that wonderful creative atmosphere, which we all miss so much, Nellie (Eikenberry) will host this celebration at the old haunt, the Talk House (which, despite everything, remains open). Please come. We need each other,” read production notes from the New Group.
The staging features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Jeff Mahshie, and lighting design by Jennifer Tipton. Production supervisor is Production Core, production stage manager is Valerie A. Peterson, and casting is by Judy Henderson, CSA.
For tickets and more information visit TheNewGroup.org.