Sharr White's Annapurna, With Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, Closes Off-Broadway
01 Jun 2014
Photo by Monique Carboni
The New York premiere of Sharr White's Annapurna, which stars Emmy Award winner Megan Mullally and her husband Nick Offerman as estranged lovers, ends its Off-Broadway run June 1 at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row.
Bart DeLorenzo stages the production for the New Group that opened Off-Broadway April 21 after previews that began April 13. White is also the playwright of The Other Place and the recent Broadway drama The Snow Geese.
Mullally ("Will & Grace," Young Frankenstein, How to Succeed...) and Offerman ("Parks and Recreation") also starred in a Los Angeles run of Annapurna at the Odyssey Theatre last spring. White's play had its world premiere at San Francisco's Magic Theatre in 2011.
Here's how it's billed: "Twenty years ago, Emma (Mullally) walked out on her husband, cowboy-poet Ulysses (Offerman), in the middle of the night. Now hearing he's in dire straits, she tracks him down in the wilds of Colorado in a grungy trailer, working on his magnum opus, hooked to an oxygen tank, and cooking in the buff. Their reunion, charged by rage and compassion, brings back the worst and best of their former bond."
The production has scenic design by Thomas A. Walsh, costume design by Ann Closs-Farley, lighting design by Michael Gend and sound design by John Ballinger.
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.