Since her scintillating debut as April in John Doyle's revival of Company, Elizabeth Stanley has been showing off her versatility as a singer and actress, both sassy and sweet in a number of high-profile shows including Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet and Cry Baby. My personal favorite of her many roles has been her hilarious and exciting portrayal of Gussie — daring to toe the line of campiness and stealing the show — in the City Center Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along. Stanley is clearly a diva who has just begun to tap into her fan base.
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.