THE LEADING MEN: Jefferson Mays Wears Many Hats (and Boots and Bustles and Coats) in the New Musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
By Evan Henerson
12 Mar 2013
Mays, with Ken Barnett, as Reverend Lord Ezekial D'Ysquith.
Photo by Henry DiRocco
Reverend Lord Ezekial D'Ysquith — a Man of Limited Intellect, Rather Too Fond of his Port Mays: "I have these false teeth that I got from a novelty store in Manhattan that I slip into my mouth for Reverend Ezekial. That's fun, but it does make speaking rather difficult."
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.