Oliver Butler to Direct World Premiere of Will Eno's THE OPEN HOUSE at Signature Theatre; Performances Begin 2/11
Signature Theatre has announced the World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno's new play THE OPEN HOUSE. THE OPEN HOUSE will be directed by Oliver Butler, who is a founding member and co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society. The production runs February 11 through March 23, 2014 with a March 3, 2014 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Tickets will go on sale January 14, 2014. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access.
People have been born into families since people started getting born at all. Playwrights have been trying to write Family Plays for a long time, too. And typically these plays try to answer endlessly complicated questions of blood and duty and inheritance and responsibility. They try to answer the question, "Can things really change?" People have been trying nobly for years and years to have plays solve in two hours what hasn't been solved in many lifetimes. This has to stop. THE OPEN HOUSE is an hour and twenty minutes, with no intermission.
Casting and the creative team will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets to the initial runs of all Signature Productions at The Pershing Square Signature Center are $25, part of the groundbreaking Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access, a program that guarantees affordable and accessible tickets to every Signature production through 2031. Serving as a model for theatres and performing arts organizations across the country, the Initiative was founded in 2005 and is made possible by lead partner The Pershing Square Foundation. Additional support provided by Founding Sponsor Time Warner Inc., Margot Adams, the Ford Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Photo Courtesy of The Debate Society