Eisenberg, Johnston, Shor, Weiss, et al. Set for Atlantic's Scarcity
The cast will also include Meredith Brandt, Maggie Kiley, and Todd Weeks. The creative team will feature Walt Spangler (sets), Ilona Somogyi (costumes), Jeff Lyons (lighting), and Daniel Baker (sound). Gay directed the Atlantic's production of The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow.
Set in rural western Massachusetts, the play tells the tale of two siblings whose aspirations to escape the confines of poverty and small-town life come into direct conflict with their sense of family responsibility. When 16-year-old Billy is afforded an opportunity to change schools and move out of town by an unusually attentive young teacher, his family starts to unravel around him. Thurber's other plays include Where We're Born and Monstrosity.