Mare Winningham & More Lead HER REQUIEM, Premiering at LCT3 Tonight
Peter Friedman, Keilly McQuail, Naian Gonzalez Norvind, Robbie Collier Sublett, Joyce Van Patten and Mare Winningham are featured in the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater world premiere of HER REQUIEM, by Greg Pierce, directed by Kate Whoriskey. HER REQUIEM opens tonight, February 22, and runs for six weeks only through Sunday, March 20 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street).In HER REQUIEM, which was commissioned by LCT3, Caitlin (to be played by Naian Gonzalez Norvind) takes her senior year off from high school to compose a full-scale requiem. Inspired by her dedication, her father, Dean (Peter Friedman), becomes obsessed with requiems and the people who love them, while her mother, Allison (Mare Winningham), becomes concerned about Caitlin's isolation from everyone aside from her music teacher. As their once-cozy Vermont home becomes a nexus for lost souls, Dean and Allison must confront the fact that their daughter's project is destroying their family. HER REQUIEM features sets by Derek McLane, costumes by Jessica Pabst, lighting by Amith Chandrashaker, and sound by Josh Schmidt. Greg Pierce is a playwright, lyricist, and fiction writer. He returns to LCT3 where his play Slowgirl premiered, opening the Claire Tow Theater before being produced at many theaters, including the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and the Geffen Playhouse. His original musical The Landing, written with John Kander, premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre. His second musical collaboration with Kander, Kid Victory, premiered at the Signature Theatre and will open Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in the fall of 2016. Greg's stage adaptation of Haruki Murakami's novel The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, co-written with director Stephen Earnhart, premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival and went on to play the Singapore Arts Festival. His play The Quarry, with music by Randal Pierce, premiered at the brothers' hometown theater, Vermont Stage Company. His work has been developed with Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage Theatre, Atlantic Theater Company, Naked Angels, and The New Group. A graduate of Oberlin College, Greg received his MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College. Kate Whoriskey most recently directed Dear Elizabeth at the Women's Project. Her other credits include Sweat at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ping Pong and Manahatta at the Public Theater's studio program, The Miracle Worker on Broadway, Tales from Red Vienna and Ruined at Manhattan Theatre Club (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel nominations), How I Learned to Drive at Second Stage Theatre, The Piano Teacher at the Vineyard Theatre, Oroonoko at Theatre for a New Audience, the world premiere of Fabulation and Inked Baby at Playwrights Horizons, and Massacre at LAByrinth Theater Company (of which she is a member). Internationally, she directed Magdalena at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and Teatro Municipal de Sao Paolo, and regionally she has directed at The Goodman Theatre, the Shakespeare Theatre, South Coast Repertory, American Repertory Theater, the Geffen, Baltimore Center Stage, Perseverance Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Sundance Theatre Lab, The Fisher Center, and The Eugene O'Neill Center. HER REQUIEM will be performed Monday and Wednesday through Sunday evenings at 7pm, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel