Jo Bonney directs the production that will officially open Jan. 13 and run through Feb. 7 on Long Wharf's Stage II. In addition to Smith (The Trip to Bountiful, Dividing the Estate) and Margulies (Chasing Manet, Conversations With My Father), the cast features Kristine Nielsen (Why Torture Is Wrong, Die Mommie Die), Nick Blaemire (Cry-Baby, Glory Days) and Lucy Walters (Bang Day, F*ckPlays).
According to press notes, "As Lillian (Smith) nears a milestone birthday, she and her family put the finishing touches on the much-anticipated party at which she’ll make her singing debut. There’s a speech to be written, a band to rehearse and, of course, an outfit to be chosen. But then Lil’s husband Charlie’s (Margulies) secret gets out - the birthday surprise that he hoped would make her day may instead tear their lives apart. In Darci Picoult’s playful and poignant new play, it is the power of love that stands the test of aging."
The production has set design by Frank Alberino, lighting by Lap Chi Chu, costumes by Ilona Somogyi and sound design by Jill DuBoff. April Donahower is the dramaturg. Erin Hill will musical direct.
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The Long Wharf Theatre is located at 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT.