Will Arbery’s Plano to Return for Limited Off-Broadway Run

Off-Broadway News   Will Arbery’s Plano to Return for Limited Off-Broadway Run
The hit Clubbed Thumb production, seen last summer, will play the Connelly Theatre in the spring.
Plano Elke Young

Will Arbery’s PLANO, a hit during its short run in last season's Summerworks festival at Clubbed Thumb, will return for a limited Off-Broadway engagement at the Connelly Theatre this spring. The entire cast from the 2018 run will return for the encore engagement, which kicks off April 8.

In PLANO, directed by Taylor Reynolds, three sisters are stricken with a series of strange plagues: Isabel’s got pains. Anne’s got slugs. And, Genevieve doesn't want to talk about hers. A play about family nightmares. Or memories?

Will Arbery
Will Arbery

"My play is about three sisters on a porch in Dallas, dealing with a series of hauntings which are linked to the male presences in their lives," Arbery told Playbill last summer. "It's about time moving so fast you don't have time to think. And dying while you're still alive. And not being able to help the people you love."

PLANO will continue through May 11; opening night is April 13. Click here for tickets.

The cast is made up of Crystal Finn (Bobby Clearly, Kingdom Come), Susannah Flood (For The People, The Effect), Miriam Silverman (Junk; You Got Older), Cesar Rosado (Seven Spots on the Sun), Ryan King (Deathbed), Brendan Dalton (Intuitive Men), and Mary Shultz (Small Tragedy; Clubbed Thumb’s Dot).

Arbery's plays include Evanston Salt Costs Climbing (New Neighborhood) and Wheelchair (3 Hole Press). He’s under commission from Playwrights Horizons, a member of Page 73's Interstate 73, The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm, a resident at Colt Coeur, and a member of EST/Youngblood.

Clubbed Thumb is the Obie-winning theatre company behind Heidi Schreck’s Broadway-bound What the Constitution Means to Me, which premiered at the 2017 Summerworks festival, in partnership with True Love Productions.

PLANO will feature set design by Daniel Zimmerman, costume design by Stephanie Levin, lighting design by Isabella Byrd, sound design by Tyler Keiffer, and choreography by Kelly Bartnik. Corinn Moreno will serve as stage manager.

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