"Call me a queen, I'm a Grey Gardens fan through and through. I was enthralled with the whole production — every aspect. However, the first time I saw it (yes, I saw it multiple times), I was taken aback at the flood of tears that burst from my eyes when Christine Ebersole began singing 'Around the World.' I have no idea what she touched inside me, but it ran deep — right to my core. I had no kleenex, and from that moment on, for the rest of act two, I could not stop the flow of tears. Indeed, the sleeves of my jacket were wet when I walked out of the Walter Kerr."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.