EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE
by Wallace Shawn
directed by Scott Elliott
The New Group, January 31, 2017-March 12, 2017. Official opening on February 16, 2017
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of a flop play, the playwright joins the old gang to reminisce at their former haunt, The Talk House. Most haven’t been there, or even seen each other, in years, and the gossip and nostalgia are mixed with questions and accusations. Why does a washed-up old actor keep getting beaten up by his friends? Where does a failed actress-turned-waitress disappear to for months at a time? Wallace Shawn’s Evening at the Talk House is a biting, yet affectionate skewering of artists grasping to find their place in a world in which art has no currency and terror has become an accepted part of life.
With Matthew Broderick, Jill Eikenberry, John Epperson, Larry Pine, Wallace Shawn, Claudia Shear, Annapurna Sriram, Michael Tucker
Join us for an author talk and book signing on February 21, 2017 at 5:30