Alexandra Silber Will Star in Arlington at Vineyard Theatre; Carolyn Cantor to Direct
04 Dec 2013
Vineyard Theatre will present Victor Lodato and Polly Pen's new musical Arlington beginning Feb. 12, 2014, prior to an official opening March 2.
The musical features book and lyrics by playwright and novelist Lodato and music by Pen.
Directed by Carolyn Cantor, Arlington will star Alexandra Silber (Hello Again, Master Class), whose character is described as "a young wife who valiantly tries to remain hopeful while her husband is away at war, despite a growing concern that something is not quite right."
Arlington marks a reunion for the Vineyard and Pen, whose musicals Goblin Market, Bed And Sofa and Christina Alberta's Father made their debuts at the Off-Broadway venue. Her works also include The Night Governess, Her Lightness, The Dumb Cake and Embarrassments.
Lodato's works include 3F, 4F; Motherhouse;Wildlife;Dear Sara Jane;The Bread Of Winter; Margo and Zelda; and Slay The Dragon.
Arlington will feature set design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier. The production stage manager is Colyn Fiendel.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.