Mare Winningham, Lois Smith, Mark Blum and Williamstown Cast Star in NYC Bow of After the Revolution

News   Mare Winningham, Lois Smith, Mark Blum and Williamstown Cast Star in NYC Bow of After the Revolution The cast of Williamstown Theatre Festival's summer production of Amy Herzog's After the Revolution will reunite at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons for the play's New York City premiere this fall. Mare Winningham, Lois Smith and Peter Friedman are among the players.

Mare Winningham
Mare Winningham

Carolyn Cantor (Essential Self-Defense at PH) directs the latest play by the author of Missed Connections, 508 and Hungry. Previews will begin Oct. 21 before an opening of Nov. 9. It will play to Nov. 28 at PH's intimate Peter Jay Sharp Theater on West 42nd Street.

The cast will include Obie Award winner Mark Blum (Gus & Al, Table Settings at Playwrights Horizons, Broadway's Twelve Angry Men, "The Good Wife"), Tony Award nominee and Obie and Drama Desk winner Peter Friedman (Ragtime, PH's Circle Mirror Transformation, The Heidi Chronicles), Meredith Holzman (Los Angeles, Screen Play, JABU all at The Flea), David Margulies (The Perfect Party at PH, Primary Stages' Chasing Manet, Neil Mink on "The Sopranos"), Katharine Powell (The Farnsworth Invention on Broadway, The Voysey Inheritance at The Atlantic), two-time Tony Award nominee Lois Smith (Buried Child and The Grapes of Wrath, plus 100 Saints You Should Know at PH), Elliot Villar (Coraline at MCC, The Brothers Size at The Public) and Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham ("Georgia," "George Wallace," 10 Million Miles at Atlantic).

After the Revolution had its world premiere July 22-Aug. 1 at Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.

According to production notes, "In After the Revolution, the brilliant, promising Emma Joseph (played by Powell) proudly carries the torch of her family's Marxist tradition, devoting her life to the memory of her blacklisted grandfather. But when history reveals a shocking truth about the man himself, the entire family is forced to confront questions of honesty and allegiance they thought had been resolved. After the Revolution is a bold and moving portrait of an American family, thrown into an intergenerational tailspin, forced to reconcile a thorny and delicate legacy."

The production will feature scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Ben Stanton and sound design by Fitz Patton. Production stage manager is Hannah Cohen. Herzog received the 2008 Helen Merrill Award for Aspiring Playwrights. She recently completed commissions for the Yale Repertory Theatre and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

The performance schedule will be Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2PM & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM & 7 PM. Single tickets, $55, may be purchased online via www.TicketCentral.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200 or in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).

There are special added Monday evening performances on Nov. 8 and Nov. 22, both at 7:30 PM.

For information, visit www.playwrightshorizons.org.

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