Henry Wishcamper (Off-Broadway's Port Authority, Goodman's Animal Crackers) will direct the resident Chicago premiere of the play that was recently named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Performances will play Goodman's Albert Theatre Jan. 12-Feb. 17, 2013.
Baitz's drama tells of a prodigal daughter reuniting with her brother and Republican parents — who were once part of "Ron and Nancy's" circle — to reveal that she's written a memoir about a family secret. Polly is a Texas native; multiple Jeff Award winner Dunagan was born in Texas. She will play Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music for Writers' Theatre in Glencoe, IL, in May.
Dunagan's participation was first reported in the Chicago Tribune. Goodman confirmed the news. Additional casting will be announced.