Blythe Danner (Tony Award for Butterflies Are Free) stars in The Country House, a play inspired by playwright Anton Chekhov’s pastoral comedies. The Country House comes to Broadway after a six-week run in Los Angeles. Written by Donald Margulies, who won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Dinner with Friends, the play is a witty and insightful chronicle of a family of performers who are attempting to understand and cope with the roles they play in each other’s lives.
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Run Information:Preview: Sep. 9, 2014 Open: Oct. 2, 2014 Status: Closed Nov 23, 2014
- Playwright Donald Margulies’ 2000 Pulitzer Prize winning play Dinner with Friends
CAST:Anna Patterson Blythe Danner
CREATIVE STAFF:Author Donald Margulies Director Daniel Sullivan
The Country House transports Chekhov from Russia to a Berkshire summerhouse. The play focuses on Anna Patterson, the matriarch of a family of famous and hoping-to-be-famous creative artists. The family has gathered during the Williamstown Theatre Festival to enjoy a simple weekend. But when the unexpected occurs, the entire troupe is forced to improvise as passionate soul-searching, romantic interludes, and slowly boiling jealousies occupy an unpredictable summer weekend.
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