Keen Company's Lemon Sky, With Keith Nobbs, Kellie Overbey and Kevin Kilner, Begins Sept. 13

News   Keen Company's Lemon Sky, With Keith Nobbs, Kellie Overbey and Kevin Kilner, Begins Sept. 13
 
The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company's production of Lanford Wilson’s Lemon Sky, the 1970 drama by the Pulitzer-winning writer of Talley's Folly, Burn This and Fifth Of July, begins Sept. 13 at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row.

Kellie Overbey
Kellie Overbey

Drama Desk nominee Jonathan Silverstein (The Temperamentals, The Dining Room) directs the production, which officially opens Sept. 27. Performances will continue through Oct. 22.

The cast features Keith Nobbs (Lombardi, The Lion in Winter), Kellie Overbey (The Coast of Utopia, Present Laughter, Buried Child) and Kevin Kilner (Dinner with Friends, The Glass Menagerie) as well as Logan Riley Bruner, Alyssa May Gold, Zachary Mackiewicz and Amie Tedesco.

"I have a long history with Lanford Wilson's work," said Keen Company artistic director Carl Forsman in a statement. "The first Broadway play I ever went to see was Fifth of July. My last date with my high school sweetheart was Burn This on Broadway. I have always loved Lanford's writing, and I have long wanted to produce one of his plays. I believe his compassion is unrivaled amongst American playwrights, and I believe his work has a natural home at Keen Company. We're thrilled to be presenting Lemon Sky, his most personal play, and are grateful to his estate for permission to produce this important work."

In Lemon Sky, press note states, "Wilson recounts a personal story in autobiographical detail: his journey, at age 17, to California to live with his estranged father's second family."

The design team includes Josh Bradford (lighting design), Bill Clarke (scenic design), Obadiah Eaves (sound design) and Jennifer Paar (costume design). Show times are Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row is located at 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues. Tickets are $59.75. To purchase tickets, visit Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200. For more information visit www.keencompany.org.

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