In the play, set in Greenwich Village in the 1970s, several mysterious and seemingly isolated events connect a group of people on a nightmarish quest for the American Dream. Guare's other works include The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, and Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Sparks received Drama Desk Award nominations for his work in Coyote on a Fence, Blackbird, and Orange Flower Water. He was also part of the Broadway company of Take Me Out. Fried and White have both worked at The Public Theater. Scott is currently starring in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, for which she received a Tony Award nomination as Best Actress in a Musical. Taylor appeared Off-Broadway in Aunt Dan and Lemon and Dead Eye Boy; she is well known for her film work, including a memorable turn as Valerie Solanas in I Shot Andy Warhol.