Signature's Incident at Vichy Is Broadcast Tonight

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The acclaimed Off-Broadway revival airs on Thirteen at 9 PM.
Darren Pettie and Richard Thomas
Darren Pettie and Richard Thomas

Signature Theatre's Off-Broadway revival of Incident at Vichy, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller, is broadcast April 21 at 9 PM ET on Thirteen as part of the second season of Theater Close-Up. The haunting production was filmed December 16, 2015.

There will be an encore presentation on April 24 at 1 AM and 11 PM, as well as April 29 at 3 AM. Beginning April 22, the play will also be available online in the tri-state area for a limited time. For more information visit Thirteen.org/topic/programs/theater-close-up/.

Theater Close-Up is hosted by Tony-winning actress Blythe Danner and features a selection of Off-Broadway plays, captured live onstage. Incident at Vichy joins previous broadcasts of Rasheeda Speaking, Fashions for Men, Wiesenthal and Repairing a Nation.

Incident at Vichy officially opened November 15 following previews that began October 27. Among the cast of the World War II-set drama, which was helmed by Michael Wilson and closed December 20, was Richard Thomas, who is a two-time Golden Globe nominee and Emmy winner for his long-running role in the TV series The Waltons.

The cast also included David Abeles (Once), Curtis Billings (The Trip to Bountiful), James Carpinello (Rock of Ages), AJ Cedeño (Strawberry & Chocolate), Quinlan Corbett (Rosario and the Gypsies), Brian Cross (Desire), Demosthenes Chrysan (Golden Boy), Jonathan Gordon (Orphans), Tony nominee Jonathan Hadary (Gypsy), Alex Morf (Of Mice and Men), Tony Award nominee Jonny Orsini (The Nance), Darren Pettie (Butley), John Procaccino (The Qualms), Alec Shaw, Derek Smith (Desire) and Evan Zes (The Freedom of The City).

Taking place in Vichy, France, during the Nazi occupation, the play sees a group of people called into an interrogation room under suspicious circumstances in an effort to reveal the Jews among them. As foreboding rumors of concentration camps begin to circulate, the men battle over politics, philosophy and an escape. Incident at Vichy was last seen on Broadway in 1964 and returned to the Signature Theatre for the first time since Miller's residency there in 1997-98.

The design team for the revival included Jeff Cowie (scenic design), David C. Woolard (costume design), David Lander (lighting design), John Gromada (sound design), Rocco DiSanti (projection design), Deborah Hecht (dialect coach) and Mark Olsen (fight direction). Robert Bennett was the production stage manager. Casting was by Telsey + Company, Karyn Casl, CSA.

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