Directed by David Grindley, the Catskills-set play will begin its limited engagement at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Jan. 2, 2009, with an official opening scheduled for Jan. 22. The cast features Mercedes Ruehl, Lily Rabe, Kieran Campion, Austin Lysy and Brenda Pressley.
According to MTC, "It is the Catskill Mountains in the early 1960s, and Lili Adler (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominee Lily Rabe) and her mother Eva (Tony and Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl) are spending the summer across the lake from a bustling hotel where comics entertain and buffets overflow. When a handsome young stranger enters their world, the emotionally fragile Lili finds herself falling in love. But once her imperious mother learns of their relationship, lies are exposed, alliances are forged and Lili's one chance to escape her mother's control may be lost forever."
Here is a look at the cast:
Photos by Aubrey Reuben