Terre Haute, with Eyre and Westrate, Begins Off-Broadway Run Jan. 13

News   Terre Haute, with Eyre and Westrate, Begins Off-Broadway Run Jan. 13 The New York premiere of Edmund White's dramatic two-hander Terre Haute begins performances Off-Broadway Jan. 13.

George Perin directs actors Peter Eyre and Nick Westrate in the 80-minute work that centers on an imaginary meeting between a famed author and America's most infamous homegrown terrorist. Terre Haute will officially open Jan. 18 and continue through Feb. 15 at 59E59 Theaters.

Inspired by playwright and screenwriter Gore Vidal's famous essays on Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh, Terre Haute features designs by Hannah Clark, original music by Heather Fenoughty and lighting by Matthew Eagland.

Eyre, who portrays the author, has been with Terre Haute since the play's Edinburgh debut and earned an Evening Standard Best Actor nomination for his work. On Broadway Eyre has appeared in Hamlet with Ralph Fiennes. His stage credits also include Don Carlos, Richard II, The Wild Duck and Waste.

Westrate has appeared on Broadway in A Moon for the Misbegotten and in the Off-Broadway productions of PeopleSpeak, The Vietnamization of New Jersey, All That I Will Ever Be and The Winter's Tale.

Previously developed as part of the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, Terre Haute made its stage premiere as part of the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and transferred to West End's Trafalgar Studios in May 2007. For further information visit 59E59Theaters.