March 23 through April 22, 2012
CHICAGO’S BEST NEW PLAY OF THE YEAR WRITTEN BY PHILADELPHIA’S MOST ACCLAIMED PLAYWRIGHT!
In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family’s future but meets with resistance from his wife and grown son. As winter approaches, the three must quickly find some common ground and come to an understanding…before the tide goes out. This new drama by Barrymore Award winner Graham hums with dark humor and profound emotion.
Graham is the Dean of Philadelphia playwrights. – The Philadelphia Inquirer
SUPERB! – Chicago Tribune
Thought-provoking and moving.- TheaterMania
Hums with dark humor and profound emotion. – Chicago Sun Times
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MEET THE CAST
Anthony Lawton (Jack) has mostly acted on stage, at theatres in Michigan, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and New York City. Principally, however, he has lived and worked in Philadelphia. Favorite roles include George in Of Mice and Men (Walnut St. Theatre); Gideon in Athol Fugard’s Playland (Wilma Theater); Coleman in The Lonesome West and Feste in Twelfth Night (Lantern Theater); the Fire Chief in the 24-Hour Bald Soprano (Brat Productions); Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, Cromwell in A Man for All Seasons, and Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); Dr. Parker in Bat Boy and “man” in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1812 Productions); and The Devil and Billy Markham, Heresy, The Great Divorce, and The Screwtape Letters—solo shows he produced under the aegis of his own company, the Mirror. He has appeared in M. Night Shyamalan’s film Unbreakable, and in the Vince Papale biopic Invincible. He has also appeared on CBS TV’s Hack and Cold Case. Next fall, he will appear with Bradley Cooper in the film The Silver Linings Playbook. In 1999, the Philadelphia City Paper named him the city’s “Best One-Man Theatre.” Also in 2003, he was awarded an Independence Foundation grant to develop a production of his first original play The Foocy, which garnered five Barrymore nominations at the Lantern in 2005, including Best New Play.
Robin Moseley (Peg) spent six years with the Alley Theatre Company in Houston, Texas, and two years with the Denver Center Theatre Company. She has appeared at over 15 regional theaters. Her Broadway credits include Pygmalion (Roundabout Theatre Company) and standby for Grace in Faith Healer (Booth Theatre). She has appeared Off Broadway as Vi in The Memory of Water and Judith in Aristocrats (Manhattan Theatre Club), Lady Faulconbridge in King John (Delacorte Theater), Belinda in Seasons Greetings (Joyce Theater), and Mildred in The Glass Cage (Mint Theater Company). Television credits include Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, and As the World Turns. Film credits include The Sky’s No Limit, Manhunter, and The Juror. Favorite roles have included Amanda in The Glass Menagerie (The Repertory Theater of St. Louis and the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco), Maureen in The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Denver Center Theatre Company), Miss Lucy in Sweet Bird of Youth (The Shakespeare Theater Company), and Marry Todd Lincoln in The Heavens are Hung in Black (Ford’s Theatre). Most recently, she appeared as Linda in Death of a Salesman at The Old Globe in San Diego.
Richard Poe (Gunner) is thrilled to be making his debut at Philadelphia Theatre Company. He appeared most recently at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, playing Edgar Halcyon in the premiere of the new musical Tales of the City. On Broadway, he’s been part of the original companies of M. Butterfly (1988 Tony Award, Best Play); The Pajama Game with Harry Connick Jr. (2006 Tony Award, Best Musical Revival); Journey’s End (2007 Tony Award, Best Play Revival); plus Cry-Baby; Moon Over Buffalo; Our Country’s Good; Execution of Justice; The Dinner Party; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Musical; Fiddler on the Roof; and Present Laughter. He created the role of Leonard in the premiere of Christopher Durang’s Why Torture is Wrong…and the People Who Love Them at The Public Theatre, the role of The Father in Nick Jones’ The Coward at Lincoln Center, and several roles in the hit comedy Jeffrey at the Minetta Lane Theatre and the Geffen Playhouse in Hollywood. He toured the country as the 1st Gangster in the Tony Award-winning revival of Kiss Me, Kate; and he played Serge in the Chicago company of Art, and then reprised it with a Canadian company in Winnipeg and Toronto. On television he has appeared on Law & Order, Ed, Pride and Joy, and Army Wives. He had recurring roles on Frasier, The Five Mrs. Buchanan’s, and A Whole New Ballgame, and he played the Cardassian, Gul Evek on Star Trek: Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager. His films include featured roles in Speechless, Presumed Innocent, Transamerica, The Jackal, Born on the Fourth Of July, The Night We Never Met, and Burn After Reading. He has been narrating books for over twenty years and has over ninety titles to his credit. He won the 2004 Audie Award for his narration of East of Eden, and has been nominated for his work on Blood Meridian and The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. He dedicates this performance to the memory of his brother-in-law, Bill Martin.