The first major American revival of J.M. Barrie’s astonishing romantic drama – a lyrical, funny and stirring story of a girl who disappears only to return mysteriously with no memory of time passed, setting off a heartbreaking and thrilling story of love, loss, ghosts and the living, from the author of Peter Pan. First performed in 1920, this delicate and haunting play became a major obsession and inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock, and has not been seen in New York for more than 50 years.
February 1 - March 2007
Written by J.M. Barrie
Directed by Tina Landau
With Betsy Aidem, Susan Blommaert, Ian Brennan, Michael Countryman, Keir Dullea, Tom Riis Farrell, Darren Goldstein, Paige Howard, Richard Short
(Costume Design) Vineyard Theatre: THE LANDING, THE LYONS, MARY ROSE, BEAUTIFUL CHILD, EIGHT DAYS (BACKWARD), ANTIGONE IN NY, AMERICA DREAMING, HIT THE LIGHTS. Broadway: MACHINAL (Tony nomination); THE LYONS, AFTER MISS JULIE; THE CONSTANT WIFE (Tony nomination); TWELVE ANGRY MEN; YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN; RECKLESS, THE REHEARSAL (Drama Desk nomination), HEDDA GABLER, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE; many more. Off-Broadway: world premieres by Edward Albee, John Guare, Nicky Silver, Kenny Lonergan, David Rabe, Christopher Durang, Alfred Uhry, Theresa Rebeck, Elaine May, Keith Bunin. Downtown NY: built for collapse, THE SERPENT (Daniel Kramer), HADESTOWN (Rachel Chavkin), etc. Dance: BalletTech. Regional: The Guthrie, Arena Stage, The McCarter, Old Globe, La Jolla, ten summers at The Hangar, twelve summers at Williamstown. Film: Campbell Scott’s HAMLET. Opera: PELLEAS AND MELISANDE in St. Petersburg, Russia. Teaching: eighteen years at NYU undergrad, now the grad school at Brown.READ MORE
(Lighting Design) Broadway: Spring Awakening, Take Me Out, John Leguizamo's Sexaholix, Eve Ensler's The Good Body, Hedda Gabler, A Class Act, An Almost Holy Picture, Getting and Spending, Latinologues. Off-Broadway: Mr. Marmalade, Spatter Pattern, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bett’s Summer Vacation, Stupid Kids, solo shows by Anna Deveare Smith, Eric Bogosian and Sandra Bernhard, many more. Other: Steppenwolf Theatre, NY City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, London's West End. Obie for Sustained Excellence.<><><><><><><><><><>READ MORE
(Lynne/Roberta Cupp) Over the Last 12 Years: THE METAL CHILDREN (Vineyard Theatre), MARY ROSE (Vineyard Theatre), STONE COLD DEAD SERIOUS by Adam Rapp (Edge Theater), CELEBRATION and SEA OF TRANQUILITY (Atlantic Theatre Company), CROOKED (WP), THE TRIPLE HAPPINESS (Second Stage), GOOD THING (New Group), BUTTERFLY COLLECTION (Playwrights Horizons), TENDER (SPF), SEVEN (Deauville, London, etc), THE SUGAR SYNDROME and SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH (Williamstown), THE SEAGULL, THE CHERRY ORCHARD and PLATANOV (Lake Lucille). Film and Television: “The Good Wife”, “Nurse Jackie”, “Rescue Me”, “Law & Order” (Law & Order, SVU, CI) etc. Winter Passing, County Road K, Margaret, The Oranges. 2007 Obie for Sustained Excellence of Performance.<><>READ MORE
(Playwright) Sir James Matthew Barrie, born the ninth of ten children in Kirriemuir, Scotland on May 9, 1860, was a journalist, playwright, and novelist. His life was marked by a long friendship with Sylvia Llwelyn Davies and her five sons, to whom he dedicated the play that propelled him to international fame: Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (1904), and the subsequent story Peter and Wendy (1911). Barrie attended Edinburgh University and began his career as a journalist in London before he turned to writing novels and then plays. His first play, Ibsen's Ghost, was a well received parody of Ibsen that premiered in London in 1891. He followed it with the successful premieres of more than 50 plays including The Little Minister (1897), Quality Street (1901), The Admirable Crichton (1902), Alice Sit-by-the-Fire (1905), What Every Woman Knows (1908), The Twelve-Pound Look (1911), A Kiss for Cinderella (1916), Dear Brutus (1917) and Mary Rose (1920). A contemporary of G.B. Shaw and H.G. Wells, and a close friend of Arthur Conan Doyle and P.G. Wodehouse, Barrie was one of the most celebrated men of his day. His many honors included a baronetcy, the Order of Merit, the Rectorship of St. Andrew's University and the Chancellorship of Edinburgh University. Barrie died on June 3, 1937.READ MORE
(Edith Dundee) Broadway: GREASE (Brooks Atkinson Theatre). Off-Broadway: THE METAL CHILDREN, MARY ROSE and PHAEDRA (Vineyard Theatre), MEASURE FOR PLEASURE and FUCKING A (The Public Theatre), RECKLESS (Circle Repertory Theatre), BLUE WINDOW and THE GILDED CAGE (The Production Company), LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE (Actors Playhouse) and TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (Ubu Repertory Company). Last seen Regionally in THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING at Weston Playhouse. TV: “The Good Wife”, “Flight Of The Conchords”, “The Sopranos”, “Law & Order(s)”, “X-Files”, “ER”, etc. Film: Happy Tears, Loss Of A Teardrop Diamond, Doubt, United 93, Kinsey, Personal Velocity, Guarding Tess, Pet Sematary, Edward Scissorhands, and the upcoming The Good Heart.<><><><>READ MORE
(Cameron) Off-Broadway: The Mistakes Madeline Made (Naked Angels), The Distance from Here (MCC Theatre), Juvenilia (Playwrights Horizons). Regional: The Royal Family, Mother Courage and Her Children (Steppenwolf Theatre), The Rose Tattoo, The Beard of Avon (Goodman Theatre), As You Like It, All's Well That Ends Well (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Finian's Rainbow (Marriott Theatre), Rag and Bone (Long Wharf Theatre). Film: I Think I Love My Wife, Save the Last Dance 2, Flourish, No Sleep 'Til Madison. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>READ MORE
(Mr. Moreland) Michael Countryman has appeared on Broadway in Night Must Fall, Holiday, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, A Few Good Men, and Face Value. Numerous Off-Broadway credits include The Stendhal Syndrome (Primary Stages), The Clearing (Blue Light), A Flea in Her Ear (Roundabout), Nine Armenians (MTC), All in The Timing (Primary Stages), House and Garden (MTC), a Drama Desk Nomination for The Common Pursuit and Out! and most recently Terrence McNally's Dedication. Regional credits include premieres at Hartford Stage, the McCarter, the Guthrie, New York Stage and Film, and most recently, The Drawer Boy at Westport. Films: Squid and the Whale, Black Night, You Can Count on Me, Ransom, The Paper, Deceived, and the indie Loopy. TV: NYPD Blue, Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Third Watch, Ed, Kate and Allie among others.<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>READ MORE
(Narrator) Broadway: Doubles; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; P.S. Your Cat is Dead; Butterflies Are Free; Dr. Cook’s Garden. London / West End: Bus Stop. Off-Broadway / Regional: Over 70 productions, most recently – Strings; The Exonerated. Film: 2001, A Space Odessy; 2010; David and Lisa (Golden Globe Award); The Fox; Madam X; Bunny Lake is Missing; The Good Shepard; to be released – Fortune; Accidental Husband. TV: from the pilot of Route 66 to Law and Order. Keir is a frequent reader on NPR’s Selected Shorts.<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>READ MORE
(Sound Design & Original Music) Obadiah created sound and music for the Vineyard’s Beautiful Child, The Argument, Stopping Traffic, and The Agony and the Agony. Broadway: Shining City and for The Lieutenant of Inishmore on Broadway. Selected Off-Broadway: Romance, Celebration and The Room, The Bald Soprano/The Lesson, Birth and After Birth, A Second Hand Memory (Atlantic), Chinese Friends (Playwrights Horizons), Hamlet, Fucking A (Public), Nine Parts of Desire (MET), Birdie Blue (Second Stage), The American Pilot, Moonlight and Magnolias (MTC). He won a Lortel Award for Nine Parts of Desire, and a Viv for Fucking A. Television: HBO, Nickelodeon, Discovery, and TLC.<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>READ MORE
(Simon) Off-Broadway: Abigail's Party (New Group, Lucille Lortel Nomination, Best Featured Actor), Terrorism (New Group), Intimate Apparell (u/s Roundabout), St. Crispin's Day (Rattlestick Theater). Regional: King John, The Merchant of Venice, The Trojan Women (Shakespeare Theater) The Grapes of Wrath (Capital Rep) TV: As the World Turns, Law & Order: CI. MFA: NYU's Graduate Acting Program and a proud member of Actor's Equity. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>READ MORE
(Mary Rose) Paige is happy to be making her Off-Broadway debut in Mary Rose. Prior to joining the Vineyard Theatre in this production, Paige was attending New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Paige has also studied at the Stella Adler Studio, Stonestreet Studios, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.<><>READ MORE
(Director) Tina Landau is a writer/director whose original pieces include Theatrical Essays (Steppenwolf), Beauty (La Jolla Playhouse), Space (NYSF/Public, Taper, Steppenwolf), Floyd Collins (Playwrights Horizons, Goodman, Old Globe, AMTF), Dream True (Vineyard Theatre), States of Independence (AMTF), Stonewall (En Garde Arts) and 1969 (Humana Festival). Other productions include Midsummer Night’s Dream (McCarter/Papermill), Miracle Brothers (Vineyard), Bells are Ringing (B’way), Saturn Returns (Public), Orestes and Trojan Women (En Garde), as well as Cherry Orchard, Time of Your Life, and many other productions at Steppenwolf theater in Chicago where she is an ensemble member. Tina has written, with Anne Bogart, The Viewpoints Book.<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>READ MORE
(Harry) Soon to be seen as Jace Hipley in the upcoming movie Delirious (Dir. Tom DiCillo, Prod. Bob Salerno, 2007 Sundance Festival), The Tourist (Dir. Marcel Langenegger), and Law and Order: Criminal Intent (Dir. Jean Desegonzac). Recently seen at Lincoln Center in An Evening with Simon Grey alongside Roger Rees, Richard Easton and Dana Ivey and Off-Broadway in WASPS in Bed (Cal) and Entertaining Mr. Sloane (U/S Sloane). Many UK credits include: Grease (London, National Tour), Macbeth, Midsummer Nights Dream (National Tour), The Full Monty (National Tour) amongst others. Appeared in various commercial campaigns in the US and Ireland. SAG/AEA (UK/USA).<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>READ MORE
(Production Stage Manager) Megan Smith is thrilled to be back at The Vineyard after working on American Fiesta, Mary Rose and The Internationalist last season. Other credits include, Broadway: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Off-Broadway: Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Roundabout); Ephemera (SPF); Moonlight and Magnolias (MTC); Last Easter (MCC); Book of Days (Signature); Derelicts and Dreamers and Battle of Angels (Blue Roses Productions); Berkshire Village Idiot. Regional: David Copperfield, Finian's Rainbow (Westport Country Playhouse); Moonlight and Magnolias (Alliance); Berkshire Village Idiot (Williamstown); Seven Deadly Sins (Jacob's Pillow). Ms. Smith is also a Founding Member of Blue Roses Productions, a nonprofit theatre company dedicated to Tennessee Williams and New American Playwrights. Thanks, as always, to family and friends for their continued inspiration and support. Equity member since 1999.READ MORE
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Its flourishes of humor still seem fresh...The play itself shines brightest of all."
- Erin McClam, Associated Press
"ELEGANTLY PLOTTED GHOST STORY
WITH A FRESHENING GLOSS OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRICALITY.
Poised and natural, Ms.Howard is best at conveying Mary Rose's bright earthiness."
- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
Landau's focused direction lets the story shine."
- Gwen <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>READ MORE