PHOTO CALL: A Second Chance, Featuring Brian and Diane Sutherland, Plays the Public
By Krissie Fullerton
22 Mar 2014
A Second Chance, the new musical by Ted Shen that stars husband and wife actors Brian and Diane Sutherland, began previews March 18 at the Public Theater.
A Second Chance had its world premiere at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, in 2011.
Brian Sutherland (1776, Victor/Victoria) and Diane Sutherland (She Loves Me), who also starred in the Signature Theatre premiere, portray Dan and Jenna, respectively.
Here's how it's billed: "A stirring musical journey, A Second Chance tells the New York story of a recent widower and a divorcée who meet in mid-life and mid-crisis. Presented with the overwhelming challenge of freeing themselves from their painful pasts, neither feels deserving of happiness. Yet, the awakening of unanticipated feelings leads them to a possibility they both least expected to find."
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.