Visitors from the past complicate the lives of a couple caring for their estranged, ailing daughter in this world premiere.
From the producers: When, after much time away, Kristina is back in Berkshire County, word spreads fast that she and her ex-husband are caring for their estranged, ailing daughter Julie. Broken-hearted and giddy with love and confusion, surprising visitors from Julie's complicated past practically trip over each other to reach the young woman they thought they'd lost years before but still feel so deeply connected to. Heartfelt and compassionate, "The Whirligig" spins a tale of a fractured community weaving a circuitous route back to one another.
Author Hamish Linklater is perhaps best known for his television roles in "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "The Crazy Ones." His other plays include "The Vandal" and "The Cheats."
The cast of "The Whirlgig" include two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz ("Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "Catch Me if You Can"), Zosia Mamet (HBO's "Girls"), Dolly Wells, Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten.What's The New Group?
Founded by Artistic Director Scott Elliott in the mid-90s, The New Group is an artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. Past productions include the original production of the Tony-winning musical "Avenue Q"
in 2003, and the critically-acclaimed revival of David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" in 2005. More here