Justin Long, Samira Wiley, and More at the Opening of Signature Plays
Frank Wood, Alison Fraser, Sahr Ngaujah, and more appear in an evening of one-act absurdist dramas.
The cast of Signature Plays, a collection of plays by Edward Albee, María Irene Fornés, and Adrienne Kennedy at the Pershing Square Signature Center, celebrated their opening night on May 22. Lila Neugebauer directs the production, which runs through June 12.
The presentation includes Albee's The Sandbox, Fornés' Drowning, and Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro. All three were produced during their author's original playwright-in-residence season at Signature and are being presented together for the first time, celebrating Signature's rich and diverse history over the past quarter century.
Tony winner Frank Wood (Hughie), Tony nominees Alison Fraser (First Daughter Suite), and Sahr Ngaujah (Fela!) head the cast, alongside Nicholas Bruder (Angel Reapers), Crystal Dickinson (You Can't Take It With You), Pia Glenn (You're Welcome America), Ryan-James Hatanaka (Big Love), Mikéah Ernest Jennings (World of Wires), January LaVoy (Seven Guitars), April Matthis (Hollow Roots), and Phyllis Somerville (The Big C).
The creative team includes Mimi Lien (scenic design), Kaye Voyce (costume design), Mark Barton (lighting design), and Brandon Wolcott (sound design and original music).