PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Billy Porter, Annaleigh Ashford, Will Van Dyke and Friends Pick Songs to Deal With a Break-Up
09 Oct 2013
Randy Blair: "No Children" (The Mountain Goats). But seriously, the best bad relationship song is hands down "No Children" by The Mountain Goats. So depressing that it's funny, beautiful and wrist-slitting simultaneously, I can already hear you belting out a rousing chorus of "I hope you die! I hope we both die!"
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.