Real-life siblings Tyne and Tim Daly star as a brother and sister grappling with the difficulty of their family’s troubled past in a new drama by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck.
From the producers: In "Downstairs," Teddy is a bit lost and has found himself staying in his older sister Irene’s unfinished basement, which has infuriated her husband Gerry. As Irene and Teddy struggle with this less-than-ideal living arrangement, they quickly find themselves grappling with the burden of their family’s troublesome history. While trying to mend the past, the pair unearths a foreboding danger threatening to break the perilously thin bonds holding them together.
Author Theresa Rebeck's work has appeared on the Broadway and Off-Broadway stage, in film, and on television. Broadway productions of her work include "Mauritius," "Seminar," "Dead Accounts" and this season's "Bernhardt/Hamlet" on Broadway. Her play "Omnium Gatherum" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. "Downstairs" premiered at Vermont's Dorset Theatre Festival in 2017.
The cast includes Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly ("Gypsy," "Cagney and Lacey"), Emmy Award nominee Tim Daly ("Wings," "Madam Secretary") and John Procaccino. Tyne and Tim Daly appear onstage in New York together for the first time in this production. Adrienne Campbell-Holt, who helmed the world premiere, directs.What is Primary Stages?
Primary Stages is an excellent Off-Broadway producing company. Their 2007 production of Horton Foote's "Dividing the Estate" went on to have a very successful run on Broadway. In 2008, Primary Stages was honored with the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work. More here