Signature Theatre's THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN Opens Tonight
Signature Theatre presents The Wayside Motor Inn by A.R. Gurney, directed by Lila Neugebauer. The production will now play through Sunday, September 28, 2014. The Wayside Motor Inn began performances on August 12 and opens tonight, September 4, in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).
The cast includes Kelly AuCoin (The Call, "The Americans") as Andy, Jon DeVries (The Apple Family Plays, American Gangster) as Frank, Quincy Dunn-Baker (Signature Theatre's The First Breeze of Summer, The Big Wedding) as Ray, Rebecca Henderson (The Whale; Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) as Ruth, Tony Award-nominee Marc Kudisch (Hand to God, 9 to 5) as Vince, Jenn Lyon ("Saint George," The Coast of Utopia) as Sharon, Lizbeth Mackay (Picnic, Domesticated) as Jessie, David McElwee ("Boardwalk Empire") as Phil, Ismenia Mendes (Much Ado About Nothing) as Sally and Will Pullen (Scarcity, Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra) as Mark.
Outside Boston, ten people-some strangers, some not-struggle with the circumstances that have brought them to The Wayside Motor Inn. With old grudges and new feuds threatening the travelers' peace, this funny and moving work kicks off A. R. Gurney's Signature Residency by examining the tenuous space between loneliness and connection, and the fragile framework of the American Dream.
The design team includes Andrew Lieberman (Scenic Design), Kaye Voyce (Costume Design) Tyler Micoleau (Lighting Design), Stowe Nelson (Sound Design), and Charlotte Fleck (Dialect Coach). Donald Fried is the Production Stage Manager. Casting by Telsey + Company, William Cantler, CSA.
Supplemental programming has been set for The Wayside Motor Inn. There will be post-show talkbacks on August 20, September 2, 9, & 16. There will also be a pre-show Backstage Pass discussion with a member of the creative team on September 17. All events are free.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus