"I’m so proud to be connected to an institution that makes theatre that thinks, that matters, that tries to soar."
—Nicky Silver

Past Productions

Currently viewing the tag: "This Day Forward"


November 3 - December 18, 2016

With Andrew Burnap, Michael Crane, Holley Fain, Francesca Faridany, June Gable, Joe Tippett
Martin thinks he has just married the girl of his dreams, but when Irene makes a surprising confession in their honeymoon suite, all their well-made plans fall apart. Nearly 50 years later, Irene’s children wrestle with their past and a mother whose secrets are quickly fading along with her memory. The inimitable playwright who gave us THE LYONS, PTERODACTYLS, and THE FOOD CHAIN reunites with director Mark Brokaw on an unforgettable play about love and marriage and everything in between.

Check out Episode 3 of our "Theatre Uncorked" podcast featuring Nicky Silver and Douglas Aibel

Andrew Burnap

The Public Theater/Delacorte: TROILUS & CRESSIDA (Troilus), KING LEAR (ensemble). Theater: CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE at Yale Rep, ONCE FIVE YEARS PASS and DENTAL SOCIETY MIDWINTER MEETING at Williamstown Theatre Festival, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, KISS ME KATE, CORIOLANUS and ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. BFA University of Rhode Island. Yale School of Drama 2016.


Michael Crane

New York Theater: GLORIA (Vineyard), THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN (Cherry Lane/Hartford Stage), BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, KING LEAR and RICHARD III (Public Theater), TAKING CARE OF BABY (MTC), DORIS TO DARLENE (Playwrights Horizons), THE MAG-7 (Naked Angels), THE YOUNG LEFT (Cherry Lane), THE TENANT (Woodshed Collective), WEST MOON STREET (Prospect Theater Company), BONE PORTRAITS (Stillpoint Prods), THE LEOPARD AND THE FOX (TBG), BRACK’S LAST BACHELOR PARTY (59E59), MIDDLEMEN (Human Animals). Regional Theater: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (A.R.T.), HAMLET (Pioneer Theatre), HELL MEETS HENRY HALFWAY (Pig Iron Theatre Co.), Long Wharf, Williamstown, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Weston Playhouse. TV/Film: “People of Earth,” “Barry,” “Damages,” “White Collar,” “Winter’s Tale,” “Forever,” “Law & Order,” “Kings.” MFA: NYU.


Holley Fain

Broadway: HARVEY, PRESENT LAUGHTER (Roundabout Theatre Company).  Off-Broadway: FRANK'S HOME (Playwrights Horizon), MEASURE FOR MEASURE (The Pearl). Regional: JUNE MOON, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (Williamstown Theatre Festival), FRANK'S HOME (The Goodman, World Premiere). Sundance Theatre Lab. Television: “The Astronaut Wives Club,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Gossip Girl,” “The Good Wife,” “Major Crimes," “Monday Mornings,” “NCIS,” “CSI:Crime Scene Investigation,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “The Mentalist,” “Children’s Hospital,” “Memphis Beat,” “Law & Order: CI,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “3 lbs.” Film: Elements of Matter, Forgetting the Girl, One Night. BFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Proud member of AEA since 2006.


Francesca Faridany

Broadway: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME, MACBETH, MAN AND BOY, THE 39 STEPS, THE HOMECOMING. Off-Broadway: THE NY IDEA, ORLANDO, THE STRONGER. Regional highlights: 2013 Helen Hayes Best Actress award for STRANGE INTERLUDE (Shakespeare Theatre, DC), Julia in Albee’s A DELICATE BALANCE (McCarter), title role in her own adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s FRÄULEIN ELSE (Sundance Theater Lab, Berkeley Rep., La Jolla, Long Wharf, McCarter Theaters), Narrator in the Sitwell/Walton FAÇADE (Caramoor Music Festival), Cassandra in AGAMEMNON opposite Tyne Daly (Getty Villa), and many productions with director Stephen Wadsworth, including: AS YOU LIKE IT, THE ORESTEIA, DON JUAN, DESIGN FOR LIVING, AN IDEAL HUSBAND, CHANGES OF HEART, THE GAME OF LOVE and CHANCE. FILM: Love After Love (2017), Conceiving Ada. MEDIA: Lady Macbeth and Titania for the New Book Press Wordplay Shakespeare series. RADIO: Quartermain’s Terms (BBC). TV: "Falling Water" (USA), "E.R.," "Deadline," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU." Francesca trained in London at The Drama Centre.  


June Gable

June Gable has appeared in many TV comedies and movies and is known for her role as Joey's agent, Estelle, on NBC's "Friends."  Recently, she starred as Molly Pion in PICON PIE as well as in a tour of her one-woman show "MOLLY!", she filmed the TV pilot of NUNSENSE. Ms. Gable also performed in FYVUSH LIVE, starring the late Fyvush Finkel, which received Gay City News' Aggie Award. On Broadway, she played The Old Lady in CANDIDE, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination, and Googie Gómez in THE RITZ. Ms. Gable has appeared in many Off-Broadway productions, including JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL.... and NY Shakespeare Festival's A COMEDY OF ERRORS, for which she earned an Obie Award. Broadway National Tours include THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, and A LION IN WINTER, with the late Jason Miller. Ms. Gable has worked in many repertory theaters across the country and is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.


Joe Tippett

New York theatre credits include AIRLINE HIGHWAY (Broadway), INDIAN SUMMER and FAMILIAR (Playwrights Horizons), GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY (AEG Tour), ASHVILLE (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), HAPPY BIRTHDAY (The Actors Company Theater), A THICK DESCRIPTION OF HARRY SMITH, UNANSWERED WE RIDE, FISH EYE, SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN, and THE YOUNG LEFT (Cherry Lane Theatre). Regional and international theatre credits include WAITRESS (World Premiere, A.R.T.), FAMILIAR (World Premiere, Yale Repertory Theatre), THE MAY QUEEN (Chautauqua Theater Company), BULL DURHAM (World Premiere, Alliance Theatre), UNANSWERED WE RIDE (Edinburgh), PICNIC (Triad Stage), THREE SISTERS, THE CORN IS GREEN, and ROMEO AND JULIET (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Film and television credits include "Bull," "The Blacklist," License Plates and "Boardwalk Empire." He is an Artistic Associate of Colt Coeur.


Nicky Silver

Nicky Silver (Playwright) has been produced extensively in New York City as well as across Europe and as far away as South Korea (where THE LYONS was called HAPPY HAPPY FAMILY). His plays include PTERODACTYLS (Oppenheimer Award, Kesselring Award, Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critic’s Circle nomination), THE EROS TRILOGY, THE FOOD CHAIN (Outer Critic’s Circle nomination), FAT MEN IN SKIRTS, FIT TO BE TIED, THE MAIDEN'S PRAYER, FREE WILL & WANTON LUST (Helen Hayes Award), MY MARRIAGE TO ERNEST BORGNINE, THE ALTRUISTS, RAISED IN CAPTIVITY (Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination, Drama-Logue Award), TOO MUCH SUN and THE LYONS (Drama Desk nomination).


Mark Brokaw

(Director) New York premieres include works by David Auburn, Lynda Barry (THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME), Douglas Carter Beane (AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN), Charles Busch, Julia Cho, Lisa Kron (2.5 MINUTE RIDE), Kenneth Lonergan (THIS IS OUR YOUTH, LOBBY HERO), Craig Lucas (THE DYING GAUL), Nicky Silver (THE LYONS, TOO MUCH SUN) and Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME). Broadway: HEISENBERG, RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, THE LYONS, AFTER MISS JULIE, THE CONSTANT WIFE, CRY-BABY, RECKLESS. Regional includes Guthrie, Seattle Rep, Center Theatre Group, Yale Rep, La Jolla, Steppenwolf, Berkeley Rep, Sundance Theatre Lab and the O’Neill Theatre Conference. He has directed at London’s Donmar Warehouse and Menier Chocolate Factory, Dublin’s Gate Theatre and the Sydney Opera House. Mark is the artistic director of the Yale Institute for Music Theatre and serves on the Executive Board of SDC. Artistic associate: Roundabout Theatre.


This Day Forward Calendar

November 3 - December 18, 2016

Performances are Tuesday - Sunday. CLICK HERE for the complete calendar. Running time: approximately 2 hours with intermission.

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Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, announce casting for Nicky Silver’s play THIS DAY FORWARD, opening the Vineyard Theatre’s 2016-2017 season.  THIS DAY FORWARD will feature Andrew Burnap (TROILUS AND CRESSIDA), Michael Crane (Vineyard’s GLORIA), Holley Fain (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Francesca Faridany (THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT


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