"It's difficult to recall this performance without getting emotional. I felt compelled to share this event with my mother prior to coming out to my parents. It was the first time I recall the theatre resonating on such a personal level. Harvey was bigger than life. His performance felt like a volcano erupting, and it was the first time I questioned how any actor could possibly have the stamina to do that twice a day, much less eight times a week."
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.