On July 7, Nightfall falls for the last time for Richard Schiff and Patricia Wettig, stars of the a new play by Joanna Murray-Smith, the author of Honour. The production, presented by New York Stage and Film, will take place at the Powerhouse Theatre on Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Performances began June 27.
In the psychological drama, two parents are forced by a stranger to examine the disappearance of their daughter. Richard Schiff recently achieved widespread fame for his role as a somber presidential advisor on "The West Wing." Patricia Wettig is still best known for her Emmy winning role as a suffering wife on "thirtysomething." Not coincidentally, her play, Headlong, was given a reading at Vassar June 22-24.
Murray-Smith has stuck gold at the Powerhouse before. Honour was given a reading there starring Meryl Streep and eventually moved to Broadway in a production starring Jane Alexander and Enid Graham. Nightfall has been previously produced by the Playbox Theatre Company in Melbourne, Australia, and the Sydney Theatre Company.
For information, call (845) 437-5599, or consult www.vassar.edu/powerhouse.
—By Robert Simonson