New Group Extends THE JACKSONIAN Through 12/22
Due to demand, The New Group has announced a one-week extension for The Jacksonian, by Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley. Originally set to play a limited Off-Broadway engagement through December 15, this production now plays through Sunday, December 22. Directed by Tony Award winner Robert Falls, this New York premiere features Ed Harris, Glenne Headly, Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman and Juliet Brett. Previews begin October 25 in advance of an Opening Night on November 7 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre / 410 West 42nd Street).
Jackson, Mississippi, 1964. When his wife kicks him out, respectable dentist Bill Perch (Ed Harris) moves into the seedy Jacksonian Motel. There, his downward spiral is punctuated by encounters with his teenage daughter (Juliet Brett), a gold-digging motel employee (Glenne Headly), a treacherous bartender (Bill Pullman), and his now-estranged wife (Amy Madigan). Revolving around the night of a murder, The Jacksonian, brimming with suspense and dark humor, unearths the eerie tensions and madness in a town poisoned by racism. This production includes Set Design by Walt Spangler, Costume Design by Ana Kuzmanic, Lighting Design by Daniel Ionazzi, and Original Music and Sound Design by Richard Woodbury.
The New Group continues its 2013-2014 season with the world premiere of Thomas Bradshaw's Intimacy, directed by Scott Elliott (Winter 2014), and the New York premiere of Sharr White's Annapurna, directed by Bart DeLorenzo, starring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman (Spring 2014).
The Jacksonian plays October 25 - December 22 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street). Schedule:Monday & Tuesday at 7:00pm; Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm, with matinees on Saturday at 2:00pm & Sunday at 3:00pm. No performances:October 28, November 8, November 28. Added Wednesday matinees at 2:00pm: October 30, November 6, November 27. Regular tickets $75.00. Premium tickets $95.00. Tickets may be arranged through www.telecharge.com or (212) 239-6200, or at the Theatre Row Box Office (12-8 PM daily). For more, please visit www.thenewgroup.org.