Greek to Him: David Greenspan's Go Back to Where You Are Opens in NYC

News   Greek to Him: David Greenspan's Go Back to Where You Are Opens in NYC
Actor-writer David Greenspan's Go Back to Where You Are, the tale of a chorus boy from the theatre of ancient Greece who travels to modern-day Long Island, opens April 12 at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons.

David Greenspan
David Greenspan Photo by Joan Marcus

Performances began March 24 at PH's intimate Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

Marian Mayberry, Obie Award winner Lisa Banes, Obie nominee Tim Hopper, Tony Award nominee Stephen Bogardus, Brian Hutchison and Michael Izquierdo join Greenspan in the comedy.

Leigh Silverman (Well) directs the production, to play to May 1.

Greenspan is a five-time Obie Award-winning actor-playwright (author/performer of She Stoops to Comedy, performer in The Wax and director of Kate's Diary, all at PH; plus Coraline; Some Men; The Argument; The Myopia; The Boys in the Band).

Here's the play in a nutshell, according to Playwrights Horizons: "A forgotten chorus boy (Greenspan) from the theatre of Ancient Greece, stuck in a lonely purgatory these past 2,000 years, is sent back to Earth on a mission from God. He now finds himself among a vacationing family in Montauk, caught off-guard by his re-discovered ability to feel love. Go Back to Where You Are is a melancholy comic romance, told with Greenspan's unique brand of theatrical wit and exquisite lyricism." The production features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Theresa Squire and lighting design by Matt Frey. Production stage manager is Kyle Gates.

Steppenwolf ensemble member Marian Mayberry appeared in Broadway's August: Osage County, Metamorphoses and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Obie Award winner Lisa Banes appeared in My Sister in This House, PH's Isn't It Romantic (Drama Desk nomination), Broadway's Present Laughter and Arcadia and Off-Broadway's Look Back in Anger (Theatre World Award); Tony nominee Stephen Bogardus' credits includes Love! Valour! Compassion!, PH's March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, Broadway's James Joyce's The Dead, Irving Berlin's White Christmas and Falsettos; Obie Award winner Tim Hopper's resume includes More Stately Mansions, PH's Three Changes, Broadway's Present Laughter, Off-Broadway's Almost an Evening, The Dying Gaul and Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Brian Hutchison was in PH's People Be Heard, Broadway's Exit the King, Looped and The Invention of Love; and Michael Izquierdo appeared in New Jerusalem at CSC, Mother Courage at The Public.

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Stephen Bogardus and Tim Hopper
Stephen Bogardus and Tim Hopper
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