Bauer, Chalk, Colin, Lang, et al. Will Appear in Shanley's Defiance
First seen in a workshop production last summer at New York Stage & Film, Defiance is set on a United States Marine Corps base in North Carolina in 1971, where two officers -- one black (Chalk) and one white (Lang) -- are on a collision course over race, women, and the high cost of doing the right thing. The play is part of an intended trilogy of plays about American hiearchy that Shanley began with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt, which was also directed by Hughes.
The show's creative team includes John Lee Beatty (set design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design), and David Van Tieghem (original music and sound design). Hughes directed A Naked Girl on the Appian Way and A Touch of the Poet this season for the Roundabout Theatre Company and is scheduled to helm Richard Greenberg's A House in Town at Lincoln Center Theater this spring.