Fuller and McGuire to Star in Southern Comforts, 9/19-10/29
"Some people need continuous change in order to feel vital and alive. Others are terrified of unsettling the peace that they have established. Two-time O'Neill Playwright's Conference participant Kathleen Clark uses her words to detail this tour-de-force journey of a widow and widower who meet later in life and find a way into each other's hearts. Southern Comforts is a beautiful exploration of the intimate workings of all relationships," state Primary Stages notes on the play, which was a hit in its Florida premiere. The production will be directed by Tony Award-winning actress Judith Ivey (Follies, Hurlyburly).
The production was originally to have co-starred Dixie Carter and Hal Holbrook, but they withdrew their involvement.
Fuller received Tony Award nominations for her performances in The Dinner Party and Applause, in which she originated the role of Eve Harrington. Other Broadway credits include An American Daughter, Rex, Cabaret, Barefoot in the Park and Off-Broadway's A New Brain.
McGuire earned Tony nominations for his work in the 2002 revival of Morning's at Seven and in The Young Man from Atlanta. Other credits include Conversations with my Father, Beggar on Horseback, The Time of Your Life, Mary Mary, Finian's Rainbow and the original productions of A View from the Bridge and South Pacific.
The design team will comprise Thomas Lynch (sets), Joseph G. Aulisi (costumes), Brian Nason (lighting), T. Richard Fitzgerald (sound). The show will feature music composition by Paul Schwartz.
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