Deanna Dunagan, Peter Friedman Preview The Treasurer
Max Posner's new play is directed by David Cromer.
The cast of the Playwrights Horizons production of The Treasurer met the press at their rehearsal studio on August 1. The work is written by Max Posner (Judy) and directed by David Cromer (The Band's Visit).
The cast of The Treasurer includes Marinda Anderson (Bella: An American Tall Tale), Pun Bandhu (Wit), Tony Award winner Deanna Dunagan (August: Osage County), and Tony Award nominee Peter Friedman (Hamlet).
The play is described as follows: "Ida Armstrong (Dunagan) is broke, lonely and fading fast. And she's spending all of her children's money, forcing her son (Friedman) to assume the unwanted role of The Treasurer: an arrangement that becomes untenable the more he questions his devotion to her. In this darkly funny, sharply intimate portrait, Max Posner chronicles the strained ties between a son and his aging mother, and the hell of a guilty conscience."
The creative team will include scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by David Hyman, lighting design by Tony Award winner Bradley King, sound design by winner Mikhail Fiksel, and projection design by Lucy Mackinnon. The production stage manager is Brett Anders.
The Treasurer will begin previews September 6 in advance of a September 26 opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The limited engagement is currently scheduled to play through October 22.