PHOTO CALL: Signature Theatre Company's Production of Lanford Wilson's The Mound Builders

By Krissie Fullerton
March 1, 2013

Lanford Wilson's The Mound Builders, a tale of archaeologists exploring the remains of an ancient culture, began Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre Company Feb. 26. The play by the late Wilson, a Signature resident writer in 2002-03, features Zachary Booth, Janie Brookshire, David Conrad, Lisa Joyce, Rachel Resheff, Will Rogers and Danielle Skraastad.

According to Signature, "A team of archaeologists descends on an Illinois town to unearth the mysteries of the Mound Builders. As they excavate the remains of this Native American civilization, they confront powerful and dangerous forces of ambition and legacy. Signature 2002-03 Playwright-in-Residence Lanford Wilson's searing drama of class, culture and gender clash won the 1975 Obie Award for Distinguished Playwriting."

The Mound Builders is part of Signature's Legacy Program, in which works by past Signature resident writers are explored.

Here's a look at the production:

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David Conrad, Danielle Skraastad and Lisa Joyce
Photo by Richard Termine

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