Haidle's Saturn Returns Opens Off-Broadway Nov. 10

News   Haidle's Saturn Returns Opens Off-Broadway Nov. 10 Noah Haidle's Saturn Returns, featuring John McMartin, Robert Eli, James Rebhorn and Rosie Benton, officially opens Off-Broadway at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater Nov. 10.
Saturn Returns star John McMartin
Saturn Returns star John McMartin Photo by Joan Marcus (in costume) and Aubrey Reuben

Nicholas Martin, who previously directed Haidle's Persephone, reunites with the playwright for the Off-Broadway engagement. The production, which began previews Oct. 16, is scheduled to play through Jan. 4, 2009. "The planet Saturn's orbital return to its position at the moment of a person's birth happens every 30 years," press notes state. "In Saturn Returns, playwright Noah Haidle uses this phenomenon to take a look at one man – Gustin – during these pivotal moments as he confronts the three women in his life."

Haidle has penned the work so that three different actors — Robert Eli, John McMartin (Grey Gardens) and James Rebhorn (Twelve Angry Men) — portray Gustin at separate stages in his life. Actress Rosie Benton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) inhabits all of the women depicted in the work.

Designing Saturn Returns are Ralph Funicello (set design), Robert Morgan (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design) and Mark Bennett (original music and sound design).

For tickets and further information, phone (212) 239-6200 or visit LCT.org.

Rosie Benton and James Rebhorn
Rosie Benton and James Rebhorn