Directors Company to Present Walter Anderson's ALMOST HOME at Acorn Theatre, Begin. 9/12
The Directors Company will present the world premiere of Walter Anderson's debut play ALMOST HOME, beginning preview performances at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) on Friday, September 12, 2014. Directed by Callaway Award nominee Michael Parva, ALMOST HOME will open Thursday, September 18 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 12, 2014. Tickets are currently on sale at Telecharge.com. Casting will be announced shortly.
In the turbulent sixties, a young Marine returns home to the Bronx, shaken but hopeful for the future. Met by a mother fighting to keep the family going and a father down on his luck, Johnny finds himself caught between his parents' dreams for his future and a corrupt police captain with plans of his own. Walter Anderson's compelling new drama about the wars fought at home asks: when long-held secrets test a family's strength, whose dreams must be sacrificed to protect the ones we love?
Walter Anderson makes his playwriting debut with ALMOST HOME, having previously written five books and worked extensively as a literacy advocate. A former Marine sergeant and Vietnam veteran, Anderson went on to publish PARADE Magazine for over 30 years, serving as both Chairman-CEO and Editor-in-Chief. Artistic/Producing Director of The Directors Company Michael Parva has shepherded over 50 new works, including moving Irena's Vow from an extended Off-Broadway run to an Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated Broadway production.
ALMOST HOME will play Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm.
Tickets are $46.25 (including a $1.25 facility fee) and are available at Telecharge.com, by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, or in-person at the Theatre Row Box Office (410 West 42nd Street) Monday - Saturday from Noon to 6pm and Sunday from Noon to 3pm.
For more information on ALMOST HOME, visit www.directorscompany.org.