Signature Theatre Company's Burn This to Close on January 5
The Signature Theatre Company production of Lanford Wilson's Burn This will end its run at the Union Square Theatre on Sunday, January 5, it was announced today.
Currently starring Elisabeth Shue, Peter Sarsgaard, Dallas Roberts, and Ty Burrell, the production began preview performances on August 27 and officially opened on September 19 with Catherine Keener and Edward Norton in the roles now being played by Shue and Sarsgaard. Burn This was directed by Signature's founding artistic director, James Houghton. At the time of its closing, the show will have played 26 previews and 109 regular performances.
The play concerns the effect of a young dancer's accidental death on his roommates and on his volatile brother. David Finkle, in his TheaterMania review of the Signature Theatre Company production, praised the actors but expressed reservations about Wilson's work; he wrote that "it's not the play itself but the players -- and the vital characters they portray -- that catch the imagination of the theatergoer."