Photo Flash: Playwrights Horizons Presents THE BIG MEAL

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of THE BIG MEAL, a new play by Dan LeFranc (Sixty Miles to Silver Lake at P73/Soho Rep, In the Labyrinth at Soho Rep). Directed by the Obie Award-winning "white-hot young director" (The New York Times) Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation and Kin at PH, Seminar on Broadway, Tigers Be Still, The Aliens, The Coward), the production began previews Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 PM with an Opening Night set for Wednesday, March 21 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday, April 8 at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street).

Check out the production photos below!

The cast will feature David Wilson Barnes (Becky Shaw, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Hamlet), Griffin Birney (Billy Elliot), Tom Bloom (Cyrano de Bergerac, Henry IV, Racing Demon), Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Anita Gillette (Chapter Two; Love, Loss and What I Wore; "30 Rock"), Drama Desk nominee Jennifer Mudge (Dutchman, Oohrah!, The Philanthropist), Rachel Resheff (The People in the Picture, Mary Poppins, Shrek), Cameron Scoggins (Off-Broadway debut) and Phoebe Strole (The Metal Children, Spring Awakening).

Somewhere in America, in a typical suburban restaurant on a typical night, Sam and Nicole meet. And sparks fly, setting in motion an expansive tale that traverses five generations of a modern family, from first kiss to final goodbye. A stunning, big-hearted play that spans nearly eighty years in a single sitting, THE BIG MEAL tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary family.

THE BIG MEAL will feature scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Mark Barton and sound design by Leah Gelpe. Production Stage Manager is Alaina Taylor.

The performance schedule for THE BIG MEAL will be Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 & 7PM, with an additional Monday evening performance on March 19 at 7:30 PM. Single tickets, $60, may be purchased online via, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8pm daily), or in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).

For subscription and ticket information to all Playwrights Horizons productions, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, Noon to 8 pm daily, or purchase online at the Ticket Central website at

Photos by Joan Marcus.

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