The Day Before: Eight Days (Backwards) Opens Off-Broadway, June 16

News   The Day Before: Eight Days (Backwards) Opens Off-Broadway, June 16 Mark Brokaw (Lobby Hero) directs the world premiere of Jeremy Dobrish's Eight Days (Backwards), opening at the Vineyard Theatre, June 16.
Christopher Innvar and Daniella Alonso in Eight Days (Backwards).
Christopher Innvar and Daniella Alonso in Eight Days (Backwards). (Photo by Carol Rosegg)

The production began performances May 29 and is scheduled to run through July 5. adobe theatre company [sic] co-founder and artistic director Dobrish takes a tip from Harold Pinter's Betrayal and works his new play in a reverse chronological order.

The lives of an old couple who discover S&M, a young man in a last-minute search for his soulmate, a widower and his young lover, an unhappily married couple, a maid, a fortuneteller, a bartender, business partners and two longtime friends all interconnect in Eight Days (Backwards) which offers the consequences before the actions.

The cast includes Josh Radnor (The Graduate), Barbara Garrick ("Far from Heaven"), David Garrison (Titanic,"Married with Children"), Randy Danson (Phaedra), Bill Buell (Urinetown, The Fourth Sister), Christopher Innvar (Floyd Collins) and newcomer Daniella Alonso.

Director Brokaw returns to the Vineyard, having helmed the company's premieres of Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive and Craig Lucas' The Dying Gaul and Stranger. Brokaw is also set to direct Lucas' Reckless for Second Stage Theatre next season.

The design team features Mark Wendland (set), M.L. Geirger (lighting), Michael Krass (costume)and Janet Kalas (sound). The production will also feature original music composed by Lewis Flinn.

Tickets to Eight Days (Backwards) at the Vineyard, 108 East 15 Street, can be reserved by calling (212) 353-0303. For more information, visit www.vineyardtheatre.org.

Josh Radnor(L) and Randy Danson in <i>Eight Days (Backwards)</i>.
Josh Radnor(L) and Randy Danson in Eight Days (Backwards). (Photo by Carol Rosegg)