PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Wicked Actress and Texas Native Katie Rose Clarke Picks Songs That Go "Back to Her Roots"
13 Nov 2013
"Teach Your Children" (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young). I grew up singing with my dad and his brother and cousins. We'd just all get together; they'd each have guitars, and we'd sing all kinds of music that people my age should know but usually don't. I learned how to hear harmony by the time I was six. There were too many people singing that you had to just pick a harmony and stay on it. I thought that all families sat around and sang four-part harmony when they got together. This actually isn't normal as it turns out, but I wouldn't trade growing up that way for anything.
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.