Kate Bushmann directs the play in which "the Southern air is fresh, but the atmosphere is stifling," according to Off-Off-Broadway's Abingdon. "A toxic mix of passion and politics pervades this solo, multi-character comedy as Charles Greenhouse wrestles over whether to abandon his relatives, a family sometimes touching, but always somewhat touched."
Opening is June 12 at Abingdon's home at 312 West 36th Street.
Michael Deep is a founding member of Abingdon Theatre Company, and was in the first American cast of the Canadian play with music, Billy Bishop Goes to War on Broadway. In 1996 he was cast in the role of Ref in Sam Shepard's Tooth of Crime: Second Dance, with the participation of Shepard, and starring Vincent D'Onofrio.
Kate Bushmann's directing credits include John Petrick's Beyond Recognition and The Appearance of Impropriety (both for Abingdon), Horton Foote's The Dancers at HB Playwrights, among others.
The creative team includes set designer Andy Krumkalns, costume designer Ingrid Maurer, sound designer Ken Feldman, production manager Peter Brouwer and production stage manager Kate DeCoste. Performances will play Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 PM with weekend matinees on Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM in the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre at Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 West 36th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through SmartTix: www.smarttix.com, by calling (212) 868-4444, or at the box office prior to the show.
Abingdon Theatre Company, founded in 1993, is dedicated to developing and producing new plays by American playwrights. Artistic directors for Abingdon Theatre Company are Jan Buttram and Pamela Paul. Samuel J. Bellinger is the managing director.