Oscar winner Patty Duke stepped into the role of Madame Morrible in the 2009 San Francisco production of Wicked. Duke was also seen on Broadway playing Aunt Eller in the 2002 revival of Oklahoma! Duke became famous after starring as Helen Keller in the original 1959 Broadway production and the subsequent film adaptation of The Miracle Worker, winning a 1962 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
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.