Performances begin February 28 for the world premiere of Sundown, Yellow Moon, a play with songs by playwright Rachel Bonds and indie-folk duo The Bengsons. Anne Kauffman directs the production, a collaboration between Off-Broadway companies Ars Nova and WP Theater.
Sundown, Yellow Moon will officially open March 14 in the McGinn/Cazale (WP Theater), located at 2162 Broadway at 76th Street, and is scheduled to run through April 1.
The cast is made up of Eboni Booth (Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.), Lilli Cooper (The Spongebob Musical), Peter Friedman (Synecdoche, New York; The Savages), Greg Keller (Our Mother's Brief Affair), Anne L. Nathan (It Shoulda Been You), Michael Pemberton (Veep), and JD Taylor.
In the new play, Cooper and Booth play sisters who return home to find their father in a crisis. “Under the cover of late-night, small-town shadows, sleep is elusive, connections are frayed, and the southern summer heat presses in,“ read production notes. “Sundown, Yellow Moon is an ethereal, honest, funny-sad play about seeing old faces with new eyes, and the liminal space between loss and letting go.“
The creative team includes Lauren Helpern (scenic design), Jessica Pabst (costume design), Isabella Byrd and Matt Frey (lighting design), Leah Gelpe (sound design), and Erin Gioia Albrecht (production stage manager). Casting is by Caparelliotis Casting/ Lauren Port, CSA and Kelly Gillespie, CSA.