Mary-Louise Parker to Star in Broadway Premiere of Sharr White's The Snow Geese
By Adam Hetrick
Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker will star in the Manhattan Theatre Club-MCC Theater co-production of Sharr White's The Snow Geese, a new WWI-set drama about a family facing a changing future, which will have its world premiere at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway this fall.
Daniel Sullivan (The Merchant of Venice), who directed Parker (Hedda Gabler, How I Learned to Drive) in the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Proof, will helm the production that begins previews Oct. 1 toward an Oct. 24 opening night. The Snow Geese will play an 11-week Broadway engagement.
MTC and MCC recently collaborated to bring White's compelling drama The Other Place to Broadway, starring Laurie Metcalf. It had its world premiere at MCC Theater in 2011 prior to a Broadway run at the Friedman earlier this year.
Here's how The Snow Geese is characterized: "With World War I raging abroad, newly widowed Elizabeth Gaesling (Parker) gathers her family for their annual shooting party to mark the opening of hunting season in rural, upstate New York. But Elizabeth is forced to confront a new reality as her carefree eldest son comes to terms with his impending deployment overseas and her younger son discovers that the father they all revered left them deeply in debt. Together, the family must let go of the life they’ve always known."
Additional casting and creative team details will be announced in the coming weeks.
White's plays also include Annapurna, Sunlight and Six Years.
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