Photo Flash: First Look at Kerry Butler and More in Playwrights Horizons and Primary Stages' THE CALL
Playwrights Horizons and Primary Stages' World Premiere co-production of The Call, the new play by Tanya Barfield (Blue Door at Playwrights Horizons/PH), is directed by two-time Obie Award winner Leigh Silverman (Go Back to Where You Are and Blue Door at PH; Hunting and Gathering at Primary Stages/PS; Golden Child, Chinglish, Well, In the Wake) at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
The cast of The Call features Kelly AuCoin (Happy Now?, Boy, The Two of Us at PS, Radiance, Julius Caesar), Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler (Xanadu, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Catch Me If You Can, Hairspray), Obie Award winner Eisa Davis (This at PH, Luck of the Irish, Passing Strange, Angela's Mix Tape, "Damages"), Theatre World Award winner Crystal A. Dickinson (Clybourne Park on Broadway and at PH, Ruined, Broke-ology) and Obie Award and Screen Actors Guild Award winner RussellG. Jones (Our Lady of 121st Street, Ruined, Traffic, "Smash").
The production, currently in previews, will have its official opening on Sunday, April 14 at 7PM and continue as a limited engagement through Sunday, May 19.
When Annie (Ms. Butler) and Peter (Mr. AuCoin) decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel