The Outgoing Tide, With Michael Learned, Ian Lithgow and Peter Strauss, Opens Nov. 20 at 59E59

By Michael Gioia
November 20, 2012

The Delaware Theatre Company's production of Bruce Graham's The Outgoing Tide, starring Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned, officially opens Nov. 20 at 59E59 Theaters.



Directed by Bud Martin (Off-Broadway's Any Given Monday), the limited engagement continues through Dec. 16. Previews began Nov. 7.

Joining Learned (The Best Man, The Sisters Rosenweig) in The Outgoing Tide are Ian Lithgow ("Third Rock From the Sun") and Peter Strauss (Einstein and the Polar Bear).

The Outgoing Tide, according to producers, explores "the ebb and flow of a family dynamic… In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family's future but meets with resistance from his wife and grown son."

"While The Outgoing Tide is about forgiveness and making up with our family for the mistakes we've made in life, my first job as a writer is to entertain," added playwright Graham in an earlier statement. "When audiences get caught up in a story, I have done my job."

Other members of the creative team include set designer Dirk Durossette, costume designer Wade Laboissonnier, lighting designer James Leitner and sound designer David O'Connor.

Read more about the upcoming season at 59E59 Theaters, which includes a new adaptation of the 1978 Broadway musical Working, featuring new material by Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others.

59E59 Theaters is located at 59 E. 59th Street (between Park and Madison). For more information and tickets, call (212) 279-4200 or visit 59E59.org or OutgoingTidePlay.com.