By Andrew Gans
13 Oct 2008
|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
"It is the Catskill Mountains in the early 1960s," according to The American Plan press notes, "and Lily Adler (Rabe) and her mother Eva (Ruehl) are spending the summer across the lake from a bustling hotel where comics entertain and buffets overflow. When a handsome young stranger enters their world, the emotionally fragile Lily finds herself falling in love. But once her imperious mother learns of their relationship, lies are exposed, alliances are forged and Lily's one chance to escape her mother's control may be lost forever."
The creative team comprises Jonathan Fensom (scenic and costume design), Mark McCullough (lighting design) and Darron L. West and Bray Poor (sound design).
Lily Rabe was seen last season in the Broadway revival of Heartbreak House for which she received an Outer Critics Circle nomination. She made her Broadway debut in 2005 in the revival of Steel Magnolias (Drama Desk nomination). Rabe's screen credits include "All Good Things," "Aftermath," "What Just Happened," "The Toe Tactic," "No Reservations," "A Crime," "Mona Lisa Smile," "Never Again," "Nip/Tuck," "Medium," "Law and Order: CI" and "Law Order: SVU."
Richard Greenberg is the author of Take Me Out, which won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Play. His other plays include Eastern Standard, Dance of Death, The Violet Hour, Three Days of Rain and A Naked Girl on the Appian Way. Greenberg also penned the new book for the upcoming Broadway revival of Pal Joey.
Lynne Meadow is artistic director of MTC; Barry Grove is executive producer.
MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre is located at 261 West 47th Street. For ticket information and subscriptions to MTC, call (212) 399-3030, Monday-Friday, noon–8 PM, or visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.