Second Stage Theatre has announced that Obie- and Drama Desk Award-winning director Lila Neugebauer will direct the New York premiere of Tracy Letts’ Mary Page Marlowe Off-Broadway next summer. The story follows the life of one woman as she navigates different phases of her life.
Performances are scheduled to begin in June 2018 in the Tony Kiser Theatre.
Neugebauer has directed a string of acclaimed productions this past year, including Sarah DeLappe’s hit play The Wolves, the world premiere of Annie Baker’s The Antipodes, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Everybody.
Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro directed the world premiere of Mary Page Marlowe in Chicago last spring. The production featured a 21-member cast including seven actors who shared the title role.
Here’s how 2ST bills Letts' newest drama: “If you looked back on eleven moments from your life, would you recognize yourself, or would you see a stranger? Mary Page Marlowe is a seemingly ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure. In this sweeping but intimate play, Tracy Letts gives us a haunting portrait of a complex woman, demonstrating how a series of forgotten moments can add up to one memorable life.“
Casting and additional creative team members will be announced at a later date.
As previously announced, Second Stage Theatre will produce both on and Off-Broadway in the 2017–18 season. The theatre’s inaugural Broadway season will kick off with Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero starring Chris Evans and Michael Cera, and will include the Broadway premiere of Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men.
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