Like many people, I first became aware of Lindsay Mendez as one of Sherie Rene Scott's fabulous backup singers in Everyday Rapture. As her throngs of fans (and lucky people who saw her the recent revivals of Godspell and Grease) already know, Mendez is undeniably a star too bright to be kept in the shadows. She has quickly gone on to bigger things, such as last season's acclaimed Dogfight and her current gig as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway. Even in a brief cameo singing on "Smash," Mendez made a lasting impression.
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.