By Mervyn Rothstein
03 Nov 2012
photo by Carol Rosegg
This is Turner's first directorial assignment since a 2008 revival of Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart for Roundabout Theatre Company.
"Since then I've been looking around, at least in my mind, for the next piece I would want to direct. I find myself very drawn to plays about the relationship between women, because I think it's much less explored, much less clichéd. Not nearly as many assumptions are made."
She comes to Long Wharf from the Arena Stage in Washington, DC, where she portrayed journalist Molly Ivins in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, winning raves, as she had in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. She has also been traveling with High, her most recent Broadway vehicle (written by Matthew Lombardo).
(This feature appears in the November 2012 subscription issue of Playbill magazine.)