PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Billy Porter, Annaleigh Ashford, Will Van Dyke and Friends Pick Songs to Deal With a Break-Up
09 Oct 2013
Preston Sadleir: "The Absence of Your Company" (Kim Richey). Hands down, I'd say "The Absence of Your Company" by Kim Richey. So beautiful, and the lyrics really speak to how difficult it is to walk away from someone who doesn't love you back — oof, heart pains. Plus, I've got a bangarang harmony I do with it in the car: Car-mony!
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.