Tony Winner Linda Lavin to Star in Nicky Silver's Too Much Sun at Vineyard Theatre
10 Dec 2013
Tony Award winner Linda Lavin, who created the role of indomitable matriarch Linda Lyons in the Off-Broadway premiere of Nicky Silver's The Lyons, will return to the Vineyard Theatre in 2014 to star in the playwright's next outing, Too Much Sun.
Directed by Mark Brokaw, previews will begin May 1, 2014, prior to an official opening May 20.
This marks a return to the Vineyard for both Lavin and Brokaw, where she starred in Silver's The Lyons prior to its Broadway run spring 2012. The production was directed by Brokaw. Lavin earned a 2012 Tony Award nomination for her work.
Here's how the production is billed: "In Too Much Sun, Audrey Langham (Ms. Lavin) — a celebrated actress — unravels completely while preparing for a new production of Medea. With nowhere else to go, she descends upon her married daughter for a summer by the sea. She is not, however, greeted with confetti and champagne. Her arrival sets off a chain of events alternately hilarious and harrowing."
Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
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.