Photo Coverage: Jesse Tyler Ferguson & the Company of Playwrights Horizons' LOG CABIN Meet the Press
Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) will soon present Log Cabin, the world premiere of a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison (Marjorie Prime, Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at Playwrights; "Orange Is the New Black"). Directed by Tony Award and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park, The Qualms at Playwrights; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Parisian Woman), Log Cabin will be the sixth and final production of the theater company's current 2017/2018 Season.
Joining previously-announced five-time Emmy Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner, stage and screen star Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family," Fully Committed,The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) are Obie Award winner Phillip James Brannon (Bootycandy at Playwrights, The Antipodes, The City of Conversation), Cindy Cheung (Iowa at Playwrights, "High Maintenance," "13 Reasons Why"), stand-up comedian and actor Ian Harvie ("Transparent," Margaret Cho's Sensuous Woman, The Ian Harvie Show), Talene Monahon(Tell Hector I Miss Him, The Wild Party, Permission) and Dolly Wells (The Whirligig, "Doll & Em," Bridget Jones's Diary).
The production will begin previews Friday, June 1 with an opening night set for Monday, June 25 at the company's Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The limited engagement is currently scheduled to play through Sunday, July 15.
It's a faraway age of hope and inclusivity; in other words, it's 2015. When a tight-knit circle of married gays and lesbians - comfy in the new mainstream - sees themselves through the eyes of their rakish transgender pal (Mr. Harvie), it's clear that the march toward progress is anything but unified. With stinging satire and acute compassion, Jordan Harrison's pointed comedy charts the breakdown of empathy that happens when we think our rights are secure, revealing conservative hearts where you'd least expect.
The production will feature scenic design by Tony Award nominee and Obie Award winner Allen Moyer, costume design by Lortel Award winner Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Obie Award winner Russell H. Champa and sound design by Lortel Award winner Leah Gelpe. Production Stage Manager is Amanda Spooner.Photo Credit: Walter McBride
Phillip James Brannon
Phillip James Brannon