06 Feb 2013
Photo by Joan Marcus
Here's Playbill.com's weekly "Last Chance" reminder to catch Broadway, Off-Broadway and world-premiere productions before they take a final bow.
Concluding Feb. 9
The Heiress (Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre). Written by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, The Heiress is directed by Tony Award-nominated playwright and director Moisés Kaufman and stars Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain as Catherine Sloper, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner David Strathairn as Dr. Austin Sloper and "Downton Abbey" star Dan Stevens as Morris Townsend. The play, inspired by the Henry James novel "Washington Square," is the tale of Catherine Sloper (Chastain), the shy and sheltered daughter of a prominent New Yorker in mid-19th-century New York City. "Caught between the demands of an emotionally distant father (Strathairn) and the attentions of a passionate young suitor (Stevens), Catherine must navigate the terrain of love and regret, desire and duty, a chance for happiness and the burden of fortune…as only an heiress can," according to the producers. Visit TheHeiressOnBroadway.com.
Concluding Feb. 10
Moose Murders (Off-Broadway at The Connelly Theatre). The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective's production of the Arthur Bicknell cult flop Moose Murders features a revised script and is directed by Steven Carl McCasland. The cast features Ali Bernstein, Cory Boughton, Dennis DelBene, Orlando Iriarte, Anna Kirkland, McCasland, Caroline Rosenblum, Noelle Stewart, Jordan Tierney and Brittany Velotta. Visit BeautifulSoupThaterCollective.org.
Water By the Spoonful (Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre). The Off-Broadway run of 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Water By the Spoonful, an ensemble drama by Quiara Alegría Hudes, is directed by Davis McCallum. In the play, according to Second Stage, "Elliot returns home to Philadelphia to reconnect with his Puerto Rican family after his time spent serving in Iraq. Upon arriving, he finds his family in flux and his career prospects limited. When an online support group begins to overshadow his aspirations for the future, the real and online worlds — one forged by blood, another by survival — collide in this funny, urgent and timely 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner." Visit 2ST.com.
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.