Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall) will direct the play, to run June 29-July 11 at the Powerhouse Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY.
The NYS&F fully staged workshop production of Keith Bunin's Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir, directed by Mark Rucker, will star Luke Macfarlane (TV's "Brothers and Sisters") July 1-3. Musical direction for Sam Bendrix is by Debra Barsha. Macfarlane's credits include The Busy World is Hushed and "Kinsey." Performances play the Susan Stein Shiva Theater.
We Are Here "will offer a glimpse at three generations of a family possessing wit, endurance, and compassion in the face of unimaginable loss," according to production notes. "As the joyful past and devastated present are braided together with song, young parents Billie (de'Adra Aziza) and Hal (Adam Rothenberg), together with Billie's sister Shawn (Uzo Aduba) and their parents Everett (Larry Pine) and Vera (Adriane Lenox), search for the strength to live on."
Set design is by Scott Bradley, costume design is by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design is by Russell H. Champa, sound design is by John Gromada.
"A smoky Greenwich Village nightclub in 1958 — a decade before the Stonewall riots — is the setting of Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir," according to production notes. "With music drawn from well-known songs of the era, [the play is a] sharp and poignant look at a now-vanished world, a young singer takes the stage of a Greenwich Village nightclub for his last performance before leaving New York City for good."
The Powerhouse Theater Box Office will open June 2 for single ticket sales. Season subscriptions are on sale online at powerhouse.vassar.edu.