Photo Flash: First Production Photos of 'Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill'
Signature Theatre has revealed the first production photos for this fall's world-premiere production of Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill, written by Really Really playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo. Running in the ARK Theatre beginning October 15, this explosive family drama hits right at the heart of Signature's ongoing commitment to producing today's most exciting new plays.
The production will star Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy award winner Christine Lahti and veteran stage and screen actor Wayne Duvall as parents Carly and Louie. Anthony Bowden and Christopher McFarland will play sons Chad and Tommy, respectively. The powerhouse cast of four will take the stage under the direction of Shakespeare Theatre Company Artistic Director Michael Kahn, who returns to Signature for the first time in nearly twenty years. The production also features an award-winning creative team that includes James Noone (scenic designer), Frank Labovitz (costume designer) and Andrew Scharwath (lighting designer). Julie Meyer is Production Stage Manager.
Tickets to performances of Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill are available online at signature-theatre.org, by phone at 703 573 SEAT and in person at the Signature Box Office. ABOUT THE SHOW Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill invites audiences into the well-groomed, meticulously peaceful world of the American suburbs. The Falls of Autrey Mill is the most desired zipcode in town. From the outside, the flawless neighborhood glitters with elegant roman column porches and exquisitely manicuRed Lawns. However, demons lurk behind the designer window treatments when one seemingly-perfect family disintegrates from the inside out. In this vicious and gripping play, Colaizzo rips the façade off of America's privileged suburbia with his trademark brutal honesty. "This is the story of a family that looks normal on the surface but suffers huge complications underneath, many of which I think we all have and can relate to," Kahn explained. "There are secrets in this family, as in all great family plays. And these secrets bring plenty of surprise."
The production, scheduled to run October 15 through December 8, 2013, in Signature's intimate, 120-seat ARK Theatre, marks the Theatre's second collaboration with 28-year-old playwright Colaizzo, whose play Really Really became a smash hit at Signature last winter. Really Really ran off-Broadway at MCC Theater in March following an extended run and rave reviews at Signature.
Suburban housewife Carly (Christine Lahti, left) makes a discovery about her son Chad (Anthony Bowden) in Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill. The show is now playing at Virginia's Signature Theatre through December 8, 2013. Photo: Margot Schulman.
Brothers Chad (Anthony Bowden, left) and Tommy (Christopher McFarland) sneak a moment's peace in the bathroom of their childhood home in Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill. The show is now playing at Virginia's Signature Theatre through December 8, 2013. Photo: Margot Schulman.
Suburban housewife Carly (Christine Lahti, left) touches base with her husband Louie (Wayne Duvall) in Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill. The show is now playing at Virginia's Signature Theatre through December 8, 2013. Photo: Margot Schulman. Suburban housewife Carly (Christine Lahti, left) has a late-night meeting with her son Tommy (Christopher McFarland) in Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill.