Stephen Bogardus, Lisa Banes, Tim Hopper Cast in David Greenspan Comedy Go Back to Where You Are

News   Stephen Bogardus, Lisa Banes, Tim Hopper Cast in David Greenspan Comedy Go Back to Where You Are
 
Obie Award winner Lisa Banes, Obie nominee Tim Hopper and Tony Award nominee Stephen Bogardus are among the players who will join David Greenspan in the world premiere of his comedy Go Back to Where You Are at Playwrights Horizons' intimate Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

Stephen Bogardus
Stephen Bogardus

Leigh Silverman (Well) will direct the production, to play March 24-May 1. Brian Hutchison, Michael Izquierdo and Obie winner Mary Shultz are also in the cast of the comedy.

Greenspan is the five-time Obie Award-winning actor-playwright (author/performer of She Stoops to Comedy, performer in The Wax and director of Kate's Diary, all at PH; plus Coraline; Some Men; The Argument; The Myopia; The Boys in the Band).

Opening night is April 12. Here's the play in a nutshell, according to Playwrights Horizons: "A forgotten chorus boy (Greenspan) from the theatre of Ancient Greece, stuck in a lonely purgatory these past 2,000 years, is sent back to Earth on a mission from God. He now finds himself among a vacationing family in Montauk, caught off-guard by his re-discovered ability to feel love. Go Back to Where You Are is a melancholy comic romance, told with Greenspan's unique brand of theatrical wit and exquisite lyricism."

The production will feature scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Theresa Squire and lighting design by Matt Frey. Production stage manager is Kyle Gates.

Obie Award winner Lisa Banes appeared in My Sister in This House, PH's Isn't It Romantic (Drama Desk nomination), Broadway's Present Laughter and Arcadia and Off-Broadway's Look Back in Anger (Theatre World Award); Tony nominee Stephen Bogardus' credits includes Love! Valour! Compassion!, PH's March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, Broadway's James Joyce's The Dead, Irving Berlin's White Christmas and Falsettos, Obie Award winner Tim Hopper's resume includes More Stately Mansions, PH's Three Changes, Broadway's Present Laughter, Off-Broadway's Almost an Evening, The Dying Gaul and Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Brian Hutchison was in PH's People Be Heard, Broadway's Exit the King, Looped and The Invention of Love; Michael Izquierdo appeared in New Jerusalem at CSC, Mother Courage at The Public; and Sustained Excellence Obie Award winner Mary Shultz was featured in PH's Small Tragedy, The Wax and Little Egypt, Off-Broadway's Slavs! and Mad Forest. For tickets or information, visit www.TicketCentral.com, call (212) 279-4200 (noon-8 PM daily) or visit Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).

For more information, visit playwrightshorizons.org.

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