Bekah Brunstetter's The Oregon Trail to Make Off-Broadway Debut
Fault Line Theatre will mount the new play at New York's WP Theater.
This winter, Fault Line Theatre will present The Oregon Trail, a new play by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Geordie Broadwater. Performances will run off-Broadway at WP Theater from January 13-February 12, 2017 with a January 22 opening.
The play is described as follows: "It's 1997. Alone in her computer lab, 13-year-old Jane finds her escape from the awkward throes of puberty by joining her sister and her unattainable high school crush in a covered wagon headed west on 'The Oregon Trail.' Under the guidance of the all-powerful Voice of the Game, we watch 'Then Jane' and her family navigate the deadly perils of 1850s frontier life, while present day Jane navigates the different but all-too-real dangers of high school, college, and eventually adulthood. Jane soon finds herself in her 20s, unemployed and battling an undefinable lifelong depression, even as 'Then Jane' continues to face the tribulations of the trail. With nearly two centuries between them, both Janes face hardships that seem impossible to overcome — until they find one another."
The cast will star Liba Vaynberg (Scheiss Book), Laura Ramadei (Wyoming, Exit Carolyn), Reynaldo Piniella (The Death of the Last Black Man...), Emily Perkins (I Will Look Forward to this Later), and Jimmy King (From White Plains).
The creative team includes scenic design by Tristan Jeffers, lighting design by John Eckert, sound design by Chad Raines, and costume design by Izzy Fields. The Oregon Trail is produced by Melanie Hopkins.