Manhattan Theatre Club's staging of John Corwin's Gone Home, starting Nov. 25 on Stage II, has Josh Hamilton as a young writer returning to his hometown for the first time in years, to ask hard questions about his family.
The drama, directed by David Warren, opens Dec. 17, continuing to Jan. 26, 2003. Rehearsals began Oct. 28. The company includes Chelsea Altman (national tour of Proof), Rob Campbell, Kellie Overbey (Betty's Summer Vacation) and Callie Thorne. Hamilton's recent credits include Broadway's Proof and Off Broadway's The Waverly Gallery.
In the play, Jack "tries to piece together the memories and images from years of familial silence, posing the questions a child can only ask in adulthood," according to the MTC season announcement. "He grapples with his guilt at having abandoned them, as well as his own hopes and fears."
The work is the New York debut for playwright Corwin. Designers are Jim Youmans (set), Laura Bauer (costumes), Jeff Croiter (lighting), Fitz Patton (sound).
Currently on MTC's Stage II is actress-playwright Charlayne Woodard's In Real Life, her autobiographical solo play about her early acting career. On Stage I is the critically lauded two-actor play, Yellowman, by and featuring Dael Orlandersmith. The work, about racism within the black community, was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize. For more information about the Off-Broadway not-for profit devoted to new and new-to-Manhattan plays and musicals, visit ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
— By Kenneth Jones