Almost Home, Debut Play from Parade Magazine Publisher, Will Have Off-Broadway Run

By Michael Gioia
07 Jul 2014

The Directors Company will present the world premiere of Walter Anderson's debut play Almost Home, directed by Michael Parva, beginning Sept. 12 at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row.



Casting will be announced at a later date for the limited engagement, which will officially open Sept. 18 for a run through Oct. 12.

Here's how the play is billed: "In the turbulent sixties, a young Marine returns home to the Bronx, shaken but hopeful for the future. Met by a mother fighting to keep the family going and a father down on his luck, Johnny finds himself caught between his parents' dreams for his future and a corrupt police captain with plans of his own. Walter Anderson's compelling new drama about the wars fought at home asks: when long-held secrets test a family's strength, whose dreams must be sacrificed to protect the ones we love?"

Anderson makes his playwriting debut with Almost Home, having previously written five books and worked extensively as a literacy advocate. A former Marine sergeant and Vietnam veteran, Anderson went on to publish Parade Magazine for over 30 years, serving as both chairman-CEO and editor-in-chief.

Parva is the artistic/producing director of The Directors Company and has shepherded over 50 new works, including moving Irena's Vow from an extended Off-Broadway run to a Broadway production.

The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row is located at 410 West 42nd Street. For more information and tickets, call (212) 239-6200 or visit DirectorsCompany.org.