Performances begin November 10 for the New York premiere of Richard Greenberg’s The Babylon Line, directed by Steppenwolf co-founder Terry Kinney. The New York premiere at Lincoln Center Theater stars Josh Radnor.
Taking place in 1967, Radnor plays a Greenwich Village bohemian and writer who forms a special connection with one of his students, played by Elizabeth Reaser. Performances are in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, with an opening night set for December 5.
Here’s how LCT bills the new play: “It’s 1967. A writer from bohemian Greenwich Village commutes to Levittown to teach a creative writing class. His students discover the power of storytelling to alter their lives, and one special student—a kindred spirit? something more?—re-awakens his own artistic impulses.”
Greenberg is the Tony-winning playwright of Take Me Out. His works also include Our Mother’s Brief Affair, The Assembled Parties, The Violet Hour, The Dazzle, Three Days of Rain, The American Plan, and others.
The Babylon Line features sets by Richard Hoover, costumes by Sarah J. Holden, lighting by David Weiner, sound by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, projections by Darrel Maloney, and hair and wigs by Wendy Parson.