Broadway veterans Mark Linn-Baker (On the Twentieth Century, You Can’t Take It With You) and Mark Blum (The Assembled Parties, Twelve Angry Men) have joined the upcoming Off-Broadway premiere of Michael Tucker's Fern Hill at 59E59 Theaters. The new play, directed by Nadia Tass, sees the companionship of three couples in their golden years put to the test when a marital betrayal is revealed.
Rounding out the cast are the previously announced Jill Eikenberry, John Glover, Jodi Long, and Ellen Parker. Philip Hoffman and Pilar Witherspoon are the understudies.
Performances of Fern Hill will begin September 10 ahead of a September 19 opening.
In the new comedy, three couples decide to all move in together to live and work and assist one another as they grow older. The foundation of their long friendship is honesty and support—as well as a commitment to the enjoyment of food, wine, and laughter. Until, the bonds of loyalty and truth are put to the test.
Fern Hill will feature scenic design by Jessica Parks, lighting design by Kate McGee, costume design by Patricia Doherty, and sound design by Kenneth Goodwin. Addison Heeren is the prop master, and Stephanie Clark is the production stage manager.
Fern Hill was developed at the 2017 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwright’s Conference and received its world premiere at the New Jersey Repertory Company.