Greenberg Offers First of Three 2006 Premieres as Room Opens Jan. 22

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Richard Greenberg's new drama The Well-Appointed Room officially opens Jan. 22 at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. Terry Kinney, one of the troupe's founders, directs.
Josh Charles and Kate Arrington in The Well-Appointed Room.
Josh Charles and Kate Arrington in The Well-Appointed Room.

The play is the first of three world premieres by the busy Greenberg to bow in the first months of 2006. It will be followed by D.C.'s Theater J with the premiere his Bal Masque in April 2006, and The House in Town for Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway in May. Josh Charles, Tracy Letts, Amy Morton and Kate Arrington star in The Well-Appointed Room, which tells of two couples in two different eras whose lives play out in the same New York apartment.

The theme of the shifting visions that accompany the passage of time is a familiar one to Greenberg. His Three Days of Rain spends the first act with the children of two famous architects, and the second act with their parents three decades earlier. In Everett Beekin, act one takes place in New York in the 1940, and the second act examines the third generation of the same family in California. More recently, The Violet Hour, puts characters in the 1920s in New York suddenly in possession of knowledge about the future.

Kinney earlier directed Greenberg's The Violet Hour.

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