Haidle's Saturn Returns to Play the Newhouse in October; Martin Directs

News   Haidle's Saturn Returns to Play the Newhouse in October; Martin Directs Noah Haidle's Saturn Returns will make its New York debut in October at Off-Broadway's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
Playwright Noah Haidle.
Playwright Noah Haidle.

The production will begin previews at the Newhouse Oct. 16 with an official opening Nov. 10. A spokesperson for Lincoln Center Theater confirmed that Nicholas Martin, the new artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival and director of LCT's The New Century, will helm the production. Saturn Returns will run through Jan. 4, 2009. Haidle's play concerns a radiologist named Gustin, who is depicted by three different actors at various times in his life: at the age of 28, 58 and 88. The work explores Gustin's relationships with three different women — his wife Loretta, his daughter Zephyr and his nurse Suzanne — all played by the same actress.

No casting has been announced.

Noah Haidle is the author of Rag and Bone, Persephone, Mr. Marmalade, Vigils, Princess Marjorie, Rag and Bone and Kitty Kitty Kitty.

On Broadway Nicholas Martin has directed Butley, Match and Hedda Gabler. His Off-Broadway credits include Fully Committed, Full Gallop, You Can Never Tell, Observe the Sons of Ulster, The Time of the Cuckoo, Chaucer in Rome, Betty's Summer Vacation and Bosoms and Neglect. For Williamstown, Martin has directed productions of The Corn is Green, Where's Charley?, Camino Real, Dead End, The Royal Family, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dreading Thekla and Mother of Invention. His regional credits are numerous; he is currently the artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Lincoln Center Theater currently presents the acclaimed revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific at the Vivian Beaumont Theater and Paul Rudnick's The New Century at the Newhouse; John Lithgow: Stories By Heart plays Sunday and Mondays at the Newhouse through June 2.

For more information visit www.lct.org.

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