Todd Mountain Theater Project presents "Limbo Tales" in August
Roxbury — Todd Mountain Theater Project (TMTP) launches its 12th season at The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) on August 5 with an unforgettable play, “Limbo Tales,” by Len Jenkin. The play was produced in New York City in 1980, where it won Obies for best play and best director. TMTP will be bringing a newly crafted version to RAG, including a new ending. “It is so exciting to be working with a playwright of Len’s unique talent and to be part of what will be a truly new take on the play. It is a great gift to the community to provide a first look at this new rendition,” says Artistic Director Suzanne Pred-Bass. TMTP premiered Len Jenkin’s “Kraken” in 2005—still remembered for its vivid portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville’s friendship.
Audiences will travel down America’s quintessential back roads and highways on a journey that will be both familiar and strange, guaranteed to illuminate and invigorate. Different story lines follow three men who are stuck in some way. Playwright Len Jenkin says “The characters in “Limbo Tales” are human beings trying to find their way in the world, to understand their place in it, in a particular American landscape.” Kip Fagan, is the play’s director; his direction of “Jack’s Precious Moments” was acclaimed in its off Broadway run this spring. Fagan says, “There is no playwright like Len Jenkin. His plays are so vivid and unique tonally that he deserves his own adjective.” The cast of top actors is led by seasoned performers David Brooks and Jay Smith. They are joined by exciting newcomer Eric Dyer. John McDermott will design the set, Ben Kato the lights, Jessica Pabst the costumes and Jill DuBoff the sound.
TMTP will continue to offer free tickets for Sunday matinees. Performances are at The Roxbury Arts Group on Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 5 - 8 and Aug. 12 - 15. Thursday – Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., Sunday’s performances are at 2 p.m. All tickets are $15 except Sunday matinees which will be free. Donations are welcome. For information and reservations call 607 326-7908.