T.R. Knight Will Return to the Stage in Samuel D. Hunter's POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons
Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced casting for POCATELLO, the World Premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season.
The cast of POCATELLO will feature television and stage star T.R. Knight ("Grey's Anatomy," A Life in the Theatre, Romeo and Juliet, Parade) joining Jessica Dickey (Wit, Hit the Wall, The Amish Project, Iron), Tony Award nominee Jonathan Hogan (As Is, The Homecoming, Burn This, Fifth of July, Balm in Gilead), Brian Hutchison (Go Back to Where You Are at PH; The Invention of Love, Proof), Leah Karpel (Jeff Award for Hot L Baltimore at Steppenwolf, 4000 Miles at Long Wharf, The Whale at Victory Gardens), Cameron Scoggins (The Big Meal at PH; Lovers), Obie Award and Drama Desk Award winner Brenda Wehle (The Big Knife, Come Back Little Sheba, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide..., Stuff Happens), Danny Wolohan (The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters at PH; An Octoroon) and Elvy Yost (Black Tie, The Belle of Belfast). One final cast member will be announced in the coming weeks.
The production will begin previews Friday, November 21 with an Opening Night set for Monday, December 15. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).
Eddie (Mr. Knight) manages an Italian chain restaurant in POCATELLO - a small, unexceptional American city that is slowly being paved over with strip malls and franchises. But he can't serve enough Soup, Salad and Breadstick Specials to make his hometown feel like home. Against the harsh backdrop of Samuel D. Hunter's Idaho, this heartbreaking comedy is a cry for connection in an increasingly lonely American landscape.
The production will feature scenic design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Eric Southern and sound design by Matt Tierney. Production Stage Manager is Lisa Ann Chernoff.
The performance schedule for POCATELLO will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7PM, Thursdays and Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2:30 PM & 8PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Single tickets, $75-95, will go on sale to the general public starting the week of September 15. As of that week, single tickets may be purchased online via www.TicketCentral.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8pm daily) and in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).
As previously announced, the 2014/2015 Season will also include (in Season order): BOOTYCANDY, the New York premiere of a new play written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara; GRAND CONCOURSE, the World Premiere of a new play by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck, directed by Kip Fagan; PLACEBO, the World Premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson, directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin; IOWA, the World Premiere of a new musical play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Commendation winner (2008) and finalist (2013) Jenny Schwartz, music and lyrics by Todd Almond, directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll; and THE QUALMS, the New York premiere of a new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Bruce Norris, directed by Tony Award and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon.
Subscription packages to Playwrights Horizons' 2014/2015 season are now available: Subscription Plus ($500 per package, four Mainstage and two Peter Jay Sharp Theater productions, regular Subscription benefits with additional amenities, including a tax-deductible donation of $255, to support Playwrights Horizons' programs and services); a 6-show Subscription package ($260, four Mainstage and two Peter Jay Sharp Theater productions); a 5-show Subscription package (beginning with GRAND CONCOURSE, $220, three Mainstage and two Peter Jay Sharp Theater productions); FlexPass (4+ tickets, $50 per ticket); and Membership ($60 membership fee + one ticket at $45 or less for each show, as desired). In addition, the company will continue to offer 30&Under Membership ($20 membership fee + one $20 ticket for each show, as desired); and Student Membership ($10 membership fee + one $10 ticket for each show, as desired). In addition to discounts on all Mainstage season attractions, subscribers receive priority booking and seating, ticket exchange privileges, parking and dining discounts, and exclusive mailings of Playwrights Horizons Bulletins. Packages are available now at www.TicketCentral.com.
Patron Program Memberships begin at $1,500 (all but $550 is tax-deductible) and include two reserved house seats and personalized concierge service to all six Playwrights Horizons productions, and as well as a variety of exclusive benefits including invitations to attend special events with artists, staff and board members. Complete benefit list at www.PHnyc.org.
Playwrights Horizons' season productions are generously supported in part by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Playwrights Horizons is supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. In addition, Playwrights Horizons receives major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation and the Time Warner Foundation.