Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with FERN HILL
Get a sneak peek inside rehearsal for FERN HILL, Michael Tucker's new play directed by Nadia Tass in its NYC premiere.
Three couples in their golden years, thick as thieves, are gathered at Sunny and Jer's farmhouse to celebrate milestone birthdays that span three decades. The foundation of their long friendship is honesty and support-as well as a commitment to the enjoyment of food, wine, and laughter. They're so close that Sunny suggests that they all move in together-to live and work and assist one another as they grow older.
Their companionship is put to the test, however, when a marital betrayal is discovered. The bonds of loyalty and truth are explored in this mature comedy.
FERN HILL was developed at the 2017 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwright's Conference and received its world premiere at the New Jersey Repertory Company.
The cast features a noteworthy company of Broadway and NYC stage veterans, including Mark Linn-Baker, Mark Blum, Jill Eikenberry, John Glover, Jodi Long, and Ellen Parker. Philip Hoffman and Pilar Witherspoon are the understudies.
FERN HILL begins performances on Tuesday, September 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 20. Press Opening is Thursday, September 19 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 7 PM; and Sunday at 2 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 - $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or visit www.59e59.org.
Photo Credit: Santiago Felipe
Mark Blum, Michael Tucker, Jodi Long, Ellen Parker, Mark Linn-Baker, Jill Eikenberry, John Glover, Phillip Hoffman, and Pilar Witherspoon
Ellen Parker and Mark Linn-Baker
Phillip Hoffman and Pilar Witherspoon
John Glover and Jill Eikenberry
Michael Tucker and Mark Blum
Mark Linn-Baker and Jodi Long
Nadia Tess and Michael Tucker
Jill Eiken berry, Michael Tucker, and John Glover
Mark Linn-Baker, Jodi Long, John Glover, Ellen Parker, Jill Eikenberry, Mark Blum, Phillip Hoffman, and Pilar Witherspoon