Polly Draper and More Set for New York Premiere of 20th Century Blues
Emily Mann directs Susan Miller's new play.
Casting is set for Susan Miller's 20th Century Blues, receiving its New York premiere beginning November 12 at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Produced by Lida Orzeck and Eva Price, the work will be directed by Emily Mann and run through January 28.
20th Century Blues will feature Beth Dixon, Franchelle Stewart Dorn, Polly Draper, Kathryn Grody, Ellen Parker, and Charles Socarides.
The play is described as follows: "A reunion. An argument. A Ted Talk. Emotional mutiny. And a bond that connects four women who meet once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate through love, careers, children, and major world events. But, when these private photographs have the potential to go public, their relationships are tested, forcing the women to confront who they are, what they've become, and how they'll deal with whatever lies ahead."
The production will feature scenic design and projection design by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Jennifer von Mayrhauser, lighting by Jeff Croiter, and sound by Darron L West.