By Andrew Gans
11 May 2012
|Photo by Michal Daniel|
Directed by Sam Buntrock (a 2008 Tony Award nominee for his direction of Sunday in the Park With George), the production will play the New Jersey theatre through June 3.
In this new play, McCarter notes state, a "playwright is inexorably sucked into the tangle of the lives of a pair of abandoned children. An old Nantucket house, the secret of a long-dead children’s book author, a group of amateur actors, a career opportunity, and a mysterious stranger collide in this whirlwind of a play."
Among his many honors, John Guare received the Obie, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and Tony nominations for House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation, which also won the Olivier Award for Best Play. He also wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Louis Malle's "Atlantic City." Guare won a Tony for his libretto to the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona and was nominated for his libretto to Sweet Smell of Success.
Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online at www.mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or in person at 91 University Place, Princeton.