The new play by the author of Killers and Other Family will open at the Rattlestick, Nov. 17. Where We're Born follows the daughter of an alcoholic single mother who is trying to escape her past and returns home to a poor Massachusetts town. The cast includes Patch Darragh (Our Town), Marin Ireland (Far Away, The Harlequin Studies), Jason Pugatch, Tom Sadowski and Sara Surrey.
The design team includes Takeshi Kata (sets), Jenny Mannis (costumes), Matthew Richards (lighting) and Fitz Patton (sound).
Playwright Thurber, a Manhattan Theatre Club playwriting fellow (2000-01), has also wrote Ashville, Innocence Is A Sin, Stay, The Kool Aid Smile, Wendy and Laura and Dinner. Her play Killers and Other Family was produced at Rattlestick Theater in 2001.
Director Frears has worked in New York at the Atlantic Studio and the Harold Clurman Theatre as well as regionally at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Stamford Center for the Arts, Steppenwolf and the Shawnee Theater of Greene County.
New York City's Rattlestick Theatre had much success last season with the world premiere staging of Jonathan Tolins' The Last Sunday in June which transferred to an Off-Broadway run at the Century Center.
For tickets to Where We're Born, at the Rattlestick, 224 Waverly Place, call (212) 206-1515. For more information, visit the Rattlestick website at www.rattlestick.org.