Playwrights Horizons and Page 73 Productions have announced casting for the world premiere of Agnes Borinsky's The Trees, directed by Tina Satter. Performances will run on the Playwrights Horizons Mainstage February 12-March 19, 2023, with an official March 5 opening.
The Trees is described as follows: "How does a makeshift community take root in a mercenary world? The Trees offers an unexpected answer in the story of a brother and sister who unwittingly establish a utopia in the park next to their father's house. Lyrical and epic in scope, Agnes Borinsky's contemporary parable investigates the precariousness of staying put."
The cast will feature Jess Barbagallo (David), Marcia DeBonis (Sheryl), Crystal Dickinson (Sheila), Sean Donovan (Jared), Xander Fenyes (Ezra), Nile Harris (Julian), Max Gordon Moore (Saul), Pauli Pontrelli (Tavish), Ray Anthony Thomas (Norman), Danusia Trevino (Grandmother), Sam Breslin Wright (Terry/Vendor), and Becky Yamamoto (Charlotte).
The creative team includes Parker Lutz (scenic designer), Enver Chakartash (costume designer), Thomas Dunn (lighting designer), Tei Blow (sound designer), Amanda Villalobos (puppet designer), Randi Rivera (production stage manager), and Kayla Owen (assistant stage manager).
The Trees was commissioned by Playwrights Horizons with funds provided by the Jody Falco and Jeffrey Steinman commission for Emerging Playwrights.