World Premiere of Will Eno's The Open House, Directed by Oliver Butler, Will Play the Signature
31 Oct 2013
The world premiere of Will Eno's The Open House will play the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.
Previews begin Feb. 11, 2014, prior to an official opening March 3. The Open House continues through March 23. Oliver Butler will direct.
"People have been born into families since people started getting born at all," press notes state. "Playwrights have been trying to write Family Plays for a long time, too. And typically these plays try to answer endlessly complicated questions of blood and duty and inheritance and responsibility. They try to answer the question, 'Can things really change?' People have been trying nobly for years and years to have plays solve in two hours what hasn't been solved in many lifetimes. This has to stop."
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.