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September- November 2016
THE ROADS TO HOME
by Horton Foote
Directed by Michael Wilson
Featuring Devon Abner, Hallie Foote, additional casting to be announced
Over our 32-year history, Primary Stages has produced some of the finest works of legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Horton Foote. From The Day Emily Married to Harrison, TX and the Tony-nominated Dividing the Estate, Foote’s legacy has flourished on our stage and we’re proud to celebrate the Centennial of his birth with a tender, yet compelling new production of his quintessential comic drama, The Roads to Home. In this beautiful masterpiece, three women living in Houston, Texas in the 1920s grapple with the eternal question, “Where is home?” The Roads to Home offers a rare chance to experience a Foote gem not seen on the New York stage in over 25 years, in one of New York’s most intimate and historic venues, the Cherry Lane Theatre. This timeless production will feature direction by Michael Wilson (Foote's longtime collaborator who won Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for The Orphans' Home Cycle) and performances from Drama Desk winner Devon Abner and Tony-nominated Hallie Foote, the foremost contemporary interpreter of Horton’s work.
January- March 2017
New York premiere by Tanya Saracho
Directed by Jerry Ruiz
Acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Tanya Saracho (Mala Hierba at Second Stage; writer and co-producer of the hit ABC series, “How to Get Away with Murder”) comes to Primary Stages with the New York Premiere of Fade, a behind-the-scenes comedy about the burgeoning friendship between Lucia and Abel, two Latinos of Mexican descent working at a ruthless Hollywood studio. Lucia is a tenacious novelist, newly hired to write for a TV detective series and struggling to find her place among a team of domineering white male co-workers. Abel is one of the studio’s janitors, compassionate to Lucia’s difficulties and generous with his opinions and personal anecdotes which keeps them in an absorbing tête-à-tête throughout their workdays. As their bond grows, Abel’s stories quickly blur with those Lucia is writing for the show and they both find themselves in the center of their own not-quite-made-for-TV drama.
March- April 2017
New York premiere by Michael McKeever
Directed by Joe Brancato
presented by Primary Stages and Ted Snowdon
In Michael McKeever's compelling new play, Daniel's Husband, we see Daniel and Mitchell enjoying life as the Perfect Couple. Perfect house, perfect friends, even a mother who wants them to wed. What isn't perfect is that Daniel longs to be married and Mitchell does not. A turn of events forces both men to face the consequences of their opposing views, and they learn that they are living in a world where fundamental rights aren't always so fundamental. Proclaimed by the Miami Herald as "beautifully crafted, powerfully realized and emotionally devastating," Daniel's Husband takes an unflinching look at how we choose to Tie the Knot. Or not.