Yesterdays: Vineyard Theatre Plays Eight Days (Backwards), Starting May 28

News   Yesterdays: Vineyard Theatre Plays Eight Days (Backwards), Starting May 28 The world premiere of Jeremy Dobrish's Eight Days (Backwards) starts May 28 at the Vineyard Theatre. Mark Brokaw directs the show which opens June 16.

The production had to delay its start due to the success of the downtown Manhattan venue's previous occupant Avenue Q — which will make its transfer to Broadway, starting July 11.

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. Eight Days (Backwards) follows the last week and a day in the lives of 13 characters who miss opportunities and make surprise connections in search of love.

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 (Lobby Hero) will return 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.