The Keen Company has announced that Obie winner Ana Reeder will star in its upcoming production of When It’s You, a world premiere by Courtney Baron with direction by artistic director Jonathan Silverstein.
Baron’s new solo play was developed in the Keen Company’s Playwrights Lab, marking the theatre company’s first lab-to-stage production. Performances are set to begin February 28 at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row, located at 410 West 42nd Street, New York, and will continue through April 8.
When It’s You offers a personal look at the ripple effects surrounding gun violence in contemporary America. “Courtney Baron has written an incredibly beautiful and timely tale about gun violence in contemporary America, a story which sadly becomes more and more relevant every day,” commented Silverstein in a press statement.
The story is centered on Ginnifer, who, at 37, recently lost her mother to illness. When she moves back to her hometown, she learns that her first love is at the center of a violent gun crime. Reeder, who won an Obie Award for her role in Small Tragedy at Playwrights Horizons, will star as Ginnifer.
The design team includes Steven Kemp (scenic), Josh Bradford (lighting), Jennifer Paar (costumes), Bart Fasbender (sound), and Justin West (projections).
Baron’s plays include Eat Your Heart Out, A Very Common Procedure, Here I Lie, To Know Know Know You, Consumption, and Purge.