The Huntington commissioned the work, Baitz's first new, full-length work since Ten Unknowns. The drama was read at a Jan. 25 benefit at California's Ojai Playwrights Conference. Director and cast are yet to be determined. The Huntington staged Ten Unknowns, with Ron Rifkin in the leading role, in spring 2002. Evan Yionoulis directed. Baitz's usual New York director is Daniel Sullivan. Sullivan directed the Lincoln Center Theater rendering of Ten Unknowns, which, despite mixed reviews, was soon announced for a Broadway transfer. Those plans went awry, however, when star Donald Sutherland, became unavailable. The play is scheduled to be mounted, in a reworked version, at the Mark Taper Forum this spring.
Baitz's major plays include The Film Society, The Substance of Fire, The End of the Day, Three Hotels and A Fair Country.