In Zachary Quinto's Broadway debut, the star of "American Horror Story" and the "Star Trek" films displayed an amazing ease onstage, investing the role of Tom with great emotional depth. In fact, Quinto brought new dimension to the narrator of the memory play, a trapped young man unable to live the life for which he desperately yearns. And, when his mother — the equally stellar Cherry Jones — accused him of purposefully bringing an engaged "Gentleman Caller" to the Wingfield home, Quinto's dumbfounded astonishment and pain were palpable.
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.