Off-Broadway Return of Gurney's What I Did Last Summer Officially Opens Tonight

News   Off-Broadway Return of Gurney's What I Did Last Summer Officially Opens Tonight
 
Signature Theatre's revival of A.R. Gurney's moving and laugh-out-loud coming-of-age story What I Did Last Summer has its official opening night May 17.

Directed by Jim Simpson, performances are set to run through June 7.

The cast includes Tony nominee Kristine Nielsen (You Can't Take it With You, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), Pico Alexander (Punk Rock), Juliet Brett (The Jacksonian), Noah Galvin (Love and Information), Carolyn McCormick (The Open House) and Kate McGonigle making her Off-Broadway debut.

Kristine Nielsen and Carolyn McCormick
Kristine Nielsen and Carolyn McCormick Photo by Joan Marcus

What I Did Last Summer follows 14-year-old Charlie and his mother Grace, as they attempt to enjoy their vacation at their lake house in the summer of 1945. When Charlie befriends the town misfit, the family must confront society's expectations and the concept of conformity. The play was first staged in New York in 1983 and revived in 2007.

The design team for the Signature production includes scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Claudia Brown, lighting design by Brian Aldous, sound design by Janie Bullard and projection design by John Narun. Donald Fried is the Production Stage Manager. Casting by Telsey + Company, William Cantler, CSA.

Tickets are available by calling (212) 244-7529 or visiting signaturetheatre.org. Performances will be at the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center, located at 480 West 42nd St. between 9th and 10th Aves.

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