Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against, Featuring Nancy Lemenager, Opens at the Alley Theatre May 16
16 May 2012
Theresa Rebeck's new dark comedy What We're Up Against, about a female architect who hits the workplace glass ceiling, officially opens May 16 at the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX, after previews that began May 11.
Scott Schwartz (Golda's Balcony, Mauritius) stages the production that will run through June 10 on the Neuhaus Stage.
The cast includes Chris Hutchison (Proof), Nancy Lemenager (Chicago, Movin' Out), David Andrew Macdonald (An Inspector Calls, The Green Heart), Julia Motyka (Obama 44, My Antonia) and David Rainey (Amadeus).
The production has scenic and lighting design by Kevin Rigdon, costume design by Alejo Vietti and sound design by Josh Schmidt.
What We're Up Against is presented as part of the Alley's New Play Initiative Program.
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.