PHOTO CALL: Regrets, With Alexis Bledel and Adriane Lenox, Plays Off-Broadway
By Krissie Fullerton
19 Mar 2012
The world-premiere production of British playwright Matt Charman's Regrets, featuring Alexis Bledel of TV's "Gilmore Girls" and Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox (MTC's Doubt), began previews March 8 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Off-Broadway home at City Center Stage I.
Regrets, is billed this way: "Caleb Farley (Ansel Elgort) is the youngest man ever to show up at Mrs. Duke's (Adriane Lenox) cabins, a ramshackle retreat in the Nevada desert and one of the few places men can go to secure a quick divorce in 1950s America. Caleb claims he fled his Hollywood home for the same reason as the other men in camp — to shed the lives and wives they've known, and loved, to begin anew. But in an era of heightened fears and political distrust, accusations that Caleb is hiding more than just a broken heart test each man's loyalty — to country and to one another. This fascinating new drama is an uncommon tale of friendship, loss and finding the courage of one's convictions."
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.