Lincoln Center Theater's developmental initiative, LCT3, presents the New York debut of the play that received an extended world premiere at Chicago's Profiles Theatre last season. Henry Wishcamper (Port Authority) directs Graceland, which will run May 3-29. An official opening has been set for May 17. Hinkle (Miss Julie, Electra) and McGrath (Cabaret, Hedwig) will be joined by David Gelles Hurwitz (Close Ties), Brian Kerwin (August: Osage County) and Polly Lee (Close Ties).
Graceland, according to LCT3, "is a comedic drama about two estranged siblings (Hinkle and McGrath) who are reunited when they try to make sense of their father’s recent suicide."
The production will have sets by Robin Vest, costumes by Anne Kenney, lighting by Matthew Richards and sound by Bart Fasbender.
Fairey's play, Girl, 20, was named one of the Top Ten Plays of 2006 by the Chicago Tribune and nominated for two LA Weekly Awards in 2007. She has also penned Tuning in El Paso and Chill Is Good.
All tickets for LCT3 productions are priced $20. For tickets phone (646) 223-3010 or visit Dukeon42.
Citing the need to develop strong relationships with new artists and to develop a new audience, and recognizing the frustrations that playwrights have with the current system of readings and workshops, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of artistic director Andre Bishop and executive producer Bernard Gersten) created LCT3 to offer new artists fully staged productions. Lincoln Center Theater's long term plans for LCT3 call for the creation of a permanent venue to present the work of these artists; to that end a 99-seat theatre will be built in or near Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Paige Evans is the director of LCT3.