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BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of Kazan's WE LIVE HERE

Manhattan Theatre Club is now presenting the world premiere of WE LIVE HERE, by Zoe Kazan, directed by Sam Gold at New York City Center - Stage I. The drama, about a family coming to terms with their past and present, recently announced an extension due to popular demand, and will now run through Sunday, November 6. The production officially opened on October 12, 2011.

The cast of WE LIVE HERE featuring Mark Blum (After the Revolution, Twelve Angry Men), Jessica Collins (AMC's "Rubicon," Pygmalion), Betty Gilpin (MTC's That Face, The Language Archive), Amy Irving (The Coast of Utopia, Adam), Oscar Isaac (Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, MTC's Beauty of the Father), and Jeremy Shamos (Clybourne Park, MTC's Reckless), recently sat down with BroadwayWorld to talk about building the production.  During our chat, they reveal what it was like working with the new playwright, what they each take away from the play, and how they kept a sense of humor throughout the intense process. 

In WE LIVE HERE, Allie Bateman's (Jessica Collins) wedding to Sandy (Jeremy Shamos) is Sunday. When Dinah (Betty Gilpin), her precocious younger sister, returns to their parents' (Mark Blum and Amy Irving) home for the festivities, she brings more than anyone expected: a new boyfriend (Oscar Isaac), whose hidden history resurrects passions and painful memories for the whole family. Over one emotionally charged weekend, the Batemans must acknowledge and accept loss to gain hope for regeneration. Zoe Kazan, one of New York's most acclaimed young actors, returns to Manhattan Theatre Club for her New York playwriting debut with this world premiere MTC-commissioned play - an incisive and beautifully rendered portrait of a contemporary family coming together through grief and celebration.

The creative team for WE LIVE HERE includes: John Lee Beatty (scenic design), David Zinn (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Ryan Rumery (original music & sound design), and Thomas Schall (fight direction).

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