TACT/The Actors Company Theatre will present William Inge's Natural Affection as the first production of its 21st season. The piece, featuring Kathryn Erbe, John Pankow, Victoria Mack and more, will begin previews Sept. 17 prior to an opening of Sept. 26.
Directed by TACT co-artistic director Jenn Thompson, the cast includes TACT company members Alec Beard (Lost in Yonkers, Semi-Monde), Eve Bianco (Bedroom Farce, Dandy Dick) and Victoria Mack (Happy Birthday, Venus in Fur) as well as guest artists Tobi Aremu, Chris Bert, Kathryn Erbe (The Grapes of Wrath, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) and John Pankow (The Iceman Cometh, "Episodes").
"In Natural Affection, a troubled young man, who, abandoned early in life by his single mother (Erbe), returns from reform school to find her now living with a lover," press notes state. "As the tension between them mounts, their fight for forgiveness and connection gives way to desperation, setting this insecure family on a collision course of reckless, heartbreaking and almost inevitable violence."
Here's a look at the first rehearsal:
Kathryn Erbe, John Pankow, Victoria Mack and More Begin Rehearsals for Natural Affection