Pump Boys and Dinettes Pump Up the Volume in Musical Preview
Jordan Dean, Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Randy Redd, Katie Thompson and Lorenzo Wolff
met the press to perform two selections from the upcoming Encores! Off-Center production of Pump Boys and Dinettes. The show premiered Off-Broadway at the Chelsea West Side Arts Theatre in July 1981 and began a Broadway run in February 1982. It has been a regional favorite since then. Here, the cast gives a sample of the country, blues, gospel and bluegrass inflected score as they run through "Highway 57" and "Mamaw." Performances are Jul 16 – 19. See details of the Broadway production.
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.