Estelle Parsons
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Estelle Parsons
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Estelle Parsons will direct INTAR's production of Maxwell Anderson's Night Over Taos, to play September 20-October 20 at Theatre for the New City, with an official opening on October 1. The production will feature a cast of 25, including Miriam Colon, Shawn Elliott, and Peter Jay Fernandez.

The play, which was written 75 years ago, is the true story of Mexican freedom fighter Pablo Montoya, who in 1847 led a bloody and ultimately futile siege to protect New Mexico from being ceded to the United States. Anderson's many other plays include Winterset, Anne of the Thousand Days, and High Tor. He also wrote the librettos for Knickerbocker Holiday and Lost in the Stars, along with numerous Hollywood screenplays.

The creative team features Peter Larkin (sets), Howard Thies (lighting), Erich Bechtel (sound), and Yukio Tsjuli (original music). Parsons, who is best known as an actress, is a three-time Tony Award nominee, most recently for Morning's at Seven. She is an Academy Award winner for Bonnie and Clyde. As a director, she is best known for the Broadway production of Salome starring Al Pacino.

INTAR's season will continue with Bring It On, Yous Tube, by Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano, and Jorge Ignacio Cortinas' Bird in the Hand. Both shows will be presented at the Lion Theatre on Theater Row.