The world premiere of Heroes of the Fourth Turning by Will Arbery has extended its run at Playwrights Horizons. The new play, which opened to critical acclaim October 7, will now play through November 10 (originally scheduled through October 27).
Heroes of the Fourth Turning, directed by Danya Taymor, takes place in a moonlit backyard in Lander, Wyoming. The play follows the return home of four conservatives to toast their mentor Gina (Tony winner Michele Pawk), newly inducted as the first female president of a tiny Catholic college. But as their reunion spirals into spiritual chaos and clashing generational politics, the evening becomes less a celebration than a vicious fight to be understood.
Heroes of the Fourth Turning, which began Off-Broadway September 13, features a cast made up of Jeb Kreager (Oslo), Julia McDermott (Epiphany), Pawk (Hollywood Arms, Beautiful), Zoë Winters (White Noise), and John Zdrojeski (Monster).
The play speaks to the heart of a country at war with itself, as well as to the ways in which education and intellectualism are weaponized by conservatives.
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