Joan Vail Thorne's play — under the direction of David Saint — begins performances at the New Brunswick theatre Oct. 3 and will run through Oct. 29. Peil stars as Clare, a widow who discovers herself during a European vacation; Payton-Wright co-stars as Clare's sister Myra. The cast also features Jessica Dickey as Caroline and Curtis Mark Williams as Sam.
The design team comprises Michael Anania (scenic design), David Murin (costume design) and Christopher J. Bailey (sound/lighting design).
An Obie Award-winning actress, Mary Beth Peil is a member of the Atlantic Theater Company and the Drama Dept. She received a Tony nomination for her performance in the 1985 production of The King and I, and she has appeared in plays by Paul Rudnick, A.R. Gurney, Craig Lucas and Edward Albee. Peil's screen credits include "The Odd Couple II," "Law & Order," "The Job" and currently "Dawson’s Creek."
Pamela Payton-Wright received a Drama Desk Award for her performance in Mourning Becomes Electra. Her other Broadway credits include Long Day's Journey Into Night, Garden District, The Night of the Iguana, M. Butterfly, Romeo and Juliet, The Glass Menagerie, All Over Town, The Crucible, Jimmy Shine, The Cherry Orchard, Exit the King and The Show Off. On screen she has been seen in "One Life to Live," "Law & Order," "The Adams Chronicles," "Saving Face," "In Dreams" and "Ironweed.
The George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ. Tickets are available by calling (732) 246-7717 or by visiting www.GSPonline.org.