Grantham Coleman to Star in Charles Fuller's One Night... at Cherry Lane Theater
20 Aug 2013
Grantham Coleman has signed on to star in Charles Fuller’s new play, One Night..., at the Cherry Lane Theater, according to ShowBiz 411.
Coleman will play Horace Lloyd, described as a recent vet of the Iraq war who has a bipolar, explosive personality.
Directed by Clinton Turner Davis, One Night... will begin previews Oct. 17, prior to an official opening night Oct. 30. Performances will continue through Nov. 24.
"One Night…. takes an unflinching look at what has happened to women in the U.S. Armed Forces when their decision to serve their country exposes them to an unforeseen battle against their fellow soldiers," press notes state. "Home from war, One Night… explores the lingering effects of trauma and injustice and one woman's recompense."
The producers of One Night…. have announced that five percent of each ticket sale will be donated to organizations that support Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans who are victims of sexual assault. Patrons will have the opportunity to match the donation when purchasing tickets.
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.