Appropriate, Starring Johanna Day, Alex Dreier, Sonya Harum, Opens at Signature March 16

By Carey Purcell
16 Mar 2014

Mike Faist and Johanna Day
Mike Faist and Johanna Day
Photo by Joan Marcus

The New York premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' familial drama Appropriate officially opens March 16 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center following previews that began Feb. 25. 

Performances continue through April 6.

Directed by Liesl Tommy, Appropriate features Maddie Corman (Next Fall; Love, Loss, and What I Wore) as Rachael, Patch Darragh (Kin, The Glass Menagerie) as Franz, Tony Award nominee Johanna Day (August: Osage County, Proof) as Toni, Alex Dreier (The Assembled Parties, Lies My Father Told Me) as Ainsley, Mike Faist (Newsies) as Rhys, Izzy Hanson-Johnston (Billy Elliot, Scarcity) as Cassidy, Sonya Harum ("Blue Bloods," "Gossip Girl") as River and Michael Laurence (TheMorini Strad, Desire Under the Elms) as Bo.

"The estranged members of the Lafayette clan have returned to Arkansas and their crumbling old plantation home to settle the accounts of their recently deceased patriarch," press notes state. "As they sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, the discovery of a gruesome relic and a surprise visitor send the family into a spiral of crackling confrontations, repressed histories, and regret."



Appropriate features scenic and costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, original music and sound direction by Broken Chord, projection design by Aaron Rhyne and fight direction by Rick Sordelet. Kyle Gates is production stage manager, and casting is by Telsey + Company, William Cantler, CSA.

All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access.

Tickets and more information are available by calling (212) 244-7529 or visiting signaturetheatre.org.