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Off the Main Road

June 30 - July 19 | Main Stage
2015 Season

By William Inge
Directed by Evan Cabnet

WORLD PREMIERE

Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Kyra Sedgwick makes her WTF debut in the world premiere of a play by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Inge. As the second wave of feminism crests in America, the elegant but emotionally-fragile Faye Garrit (Sedgwick) seeks refuge from her husband, a former professional baseball player, by checking into a run-down resort on the outskirts of St. Louis, with her 17-year-old daughter. The future for mother and daughter may look hazy, but personal, political, and sexual awakenings allow them to move forward with new and heartbreaking clarity. Directed by former WTF Foeller and Sagal Fellow Evan Cabnet, this gripping and powerful drama deepens Inge’s legacy of penning rich, emotionally hard-hitting stories populated by complicated and truthful, human characters.

Off the Main Road was, until recently, a lost work among Inge’s canon – found and reintroduced by the Inge Estate in 2008.

Sponsored by

Barbara & Don McLucas

Jeff Johnson & Hy Conrad


Cast

Becky Ann Baker

Mrs. Burns

Jeremy Davidson

Manny Garrit

Jonothon Lyons

Police Officer

Howard W. Overshown

Jimmy Woodford

Estelle Parsons

Mrs. Bennet

Kyra Sedgwick

Faye Garrit

Daniel Sharman

Victor Burns

Mary Wiseman

Julia Conroy

Creative

Playwright
Director
Scenic Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Fight Director
Stage Manager
Wig & Make-up Design

Press

“[A] CALM, SINCERE PRODUCTION.” -The New York Times

“A BONA FIDE EVENT” The Boston Globe

“A BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED AND SUPERBLY ACTED WORLD PREMIERE.” Albany Times Union

“[KYRA] SEDGWICK COMMANDS THE STAGE!” Variety

AN INTERESTING AND EMOTIONALLY COMPELLING PLAY.” Daily Gazette

“WELL-DIRECTED AND SUPERBLY-CAST PRODUCTION.” The Arts Fuse

“Resurrecting Inge’s aching empathy in Off the Main Road” – The New York Times

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