Here is a first look:
The world premiere is billed this way by the Vineyard, which will officially open the play Oct. 11: "The Lyons — Silver's seventh new play to premiere at The Vineyard — is an outrageously funny and stirring work about a family grappling with the impending death of its patriarch. When Ben Lyons' wife, Rita, and their grown children gather to say goodbye, they learn that despite being a family, each of them is utterly isolated. Afraid of closeness and afraid of solitude, they are propelled into foreign territory — human connection."
Vineyard is at 108 E. 15th Street. Performances are Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets are $75 and can be reserved online at www.vineyardtheatre.org, or by calling the box office at (212) 353-0303.
Douglas Aibel is artistic director of the Vineyard Theatre, Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell is executive producer, Sarah Stern is co-artistic director and Rebecca Habel is managing director.
Performances are scheduled to continue to Oct. 30.