The Tuttle family’s past is not to be discussed. But when their estranged and silent brother is spotted at a hometown diner twenty years after a confounding childhood crime, buried memories and unspoken bounties hatch one boozy, plotting Thanksgiving. At the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness, the family herd must stick together or teeter towards the way of the buffalo.
Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) will present Lesser America’s World Premiere of Brian Watkins’ (My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer with The Flea) family drama Wyoming, January 15-31 at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue between 9th and 10th Street). The production will be directed by Danya Taymor (I Hate Fucking Mexicans at The Flea). The cast will include Daniel Abeles* (Where We’re Born at Rattlestick), Carter Hudson* (Substance of Fire at Second Stage), Layla Khoshnoudi (My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer at The Flea), Roger Lirtsman* (The Tenant with Woodshed Collective), Nate Miller* (Love and Information at New York Theatre Workshop), Laura Ramadei (Carnival Kids with Lesser America), and Sarah Sokolovic* (Detroit with Playwrights Horizons). The creative team will include Costume Design by Beth Goldenberg, Props Design by Jessica Jalal, Set Design by Edward T. Morris, Original Music by Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes, Lighting Design by Masha Tsimring, and Sound Design by Asa Wember (brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center). *Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association
About the Company: Lesser America
LESSER AMERICA is an ensemble of renegade artists dedicated to smart, quality entertainment that puts the audience first, fulfilling the promise of affordable, accessible theater for the 21st century.
Founded in 2010 Lesser America is best known for presenting the World Premiere productions of Lucas Kavner’s Carnivals Kids (NY Times Critics’ Pick), and Nick Jones’ Trevor (NY Times and Time Out NY Critic’s Picks). In 2011 the company founders were named NY Theatre’s People of the Year. Productions also include Just Right Just Now, American River, Too Much Too Soon, Squealer, and Keep Your Baggage with You (2011 NY Innovative Theater Award for Best Original Full Length Script). Lesser America consists of founding members Daniel Abeles, Nate Miller and Laura Ramadei, and Ensemble Members Stephen Brackett (Carnival Kids, Buyer and Cellar), Portia Krieger (Eager to Lose, Baby Screams Miracle), Daniel Talbott (Scarcity), Anna O’Donoghue, Claire Siebers, Brendan Spieth, and Craig Jorczak.
January 15-31; Wednesday through Sunday at 8pm with an additional performance on Monday, January 19 at 8pm :
Theater: Theater For The New City
Address: 155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009
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