The Cincinnati Playhouse commissioned the new work from Rebeck (Bad Dates, The Understudy, Mauritius) that will run Jan. 14-Feb. 11, 2012, as part of the Marx Theatre season.
Here's how the work is billed: "At first, prodigal son Jack’s unexpected visit to Cincinnati from New York City appears to be an exercise in the mass consumption of comfort foods from his youth — Graeter’s, Skyline and LaRosa’s. However, his family soon wonders if he’s coming home or running away. And where did he get all the money?"
As previously reported, Tony Award winner Doyle will use his directorial signature, the actor-musician conceit, for his staging of the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along, which will be presented March 3-31, 2012.
The Marx season will also include Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning comedy God of Carnage (Sept. 3-Oct. 1); John Logan's Tony-winning two-man drama about Mark Rothko, Red (Oct. 15-Nov. 12); A Christmas Carol (Dec. 1-30); and a revival of Thunder Knocking at the Door, with a score by Keith Glover, Keb' Mo' and Anderson Edwards (April 21-May 20, 2012).
The Shelterhouse Theatre season will include Shakespeare's As You Like It (Oct. 1-Nov. 6); Always, Patsy Cline (Nov. 19-Jan. 22, 2012); Andrew Bovell's Speaking in Tongues (Feb. 4-March 4, 2012); Kim Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still (March 17-April 15, 2012); and The Second City 2: Less Pride… More Pork (April 29-July 1, 2012).
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