Vineyard Will Wig Out! with McCraney Play Beginning Sept. 11

News   Vineyard Will Wig Out! with McCraney Play Beginning Sept. 11 Tarell Alvin McCraney's Wig Out!, featuring "Dexter" star Erik King and drag persona Daniel T. Booth (a.k.a. Sweetie), kicks off the new season for the Vineyard Theatre Sept. 11.
Erik King
Erik King

Tina Landau directs the work that will officially open Sept. 30 at the Off-Broadway venue for a run through Oct. 19. Wig Out! is "a fierce and intoxicating new play which tells of two competing drag houses, and the loves, loyalties, and dreams within each that draw their members together and apart," read press notes.

Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing Strange) is also featured in the cast with Joshua Cruz, Glenn Davis, Sean Patrick Doyle, McKenzie Frye, Nathan Lee Graham, Angela Grovey, Andre Holland and Clifton Oliver.

The design team features James Schuette (scenic), Toni-Leslie James (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting), Robert Kaplowitz (sound) and Wendy Parson (hair, wig and make-up).

Daniel T. Booth (as Sweetie)

The Vineyard has undergone some modified seating: The stage is transformed to create the world of the show, including "a runway that stretches into the audience and onstage seating," according to a release. McCraney earned the inaugural Paula Vogel Playwriting Award in 2007 from The Vineyard Theatre. His The Brothers Size was previously seen at The Public Theatre and his In The Red and Brown Water (also directed by Landau) played Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. Vineyard developed Wig Out! as part of its Lab Series.

Tickets to Wig Out! at the Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th Street, are available by calling (212) 353-0303 or by visiting vineyardtheatre.org.

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