TOO MUCH SUN
By Nicky Silver
Directed by Mark Brokaw
with Ken Barnett, Richard Bekins, Matt Dellapina, Matt Dickson, Linda Lavin, JENNIFER WESTFELDT
In TOO MUCH SUN, Audrey Langham – a celebrated actress – unravels completely while preparing for a new production of MEDEA. With nowhere else to go, she descends upon her married daughter for a summer by the sea. She is not, however, greeted with confetti and champagne. Her arrival sets off a chain of events alternately hilarious and harrowing. This stirring story of an unforgettable summer reunites playwright Nicky Silver, director Mark Brokaw and Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin following their acclaimed collaboration on THE LYONS and its subsequent Broadway transfer.
PHOTO ABOVE: Nicky Silver. Photo by Jordan Hollender. PHOTO BELOW: Linda Lavin
Jennifer Westfeldt (Kitty) made her Broadway debut in Wonderful Town, directed by Kathleen Marshall, for which she received a Tony nomination, a Theater World Award and a Drama League Award. Her recent stage work includes the world premieres of Scott Z. Burns’ THE LIBRARY at The Public Theater, directed by Stephen Soderbergh, Nell Benjamin’s THE EXPLORERS CLUB at Manhattan Theater Club, directed by Marc Bruni, Cusi Cram’s A LIFETIME BURNING at Primary Stages, directed by Pam MacKinnon, Joe Gilford’s FINKS at The Powerhouse Theater/NYSAF, directed by Charlie Stratton, and Stephen Belber’s THE POWER OF DUFF at The Powerhouse Theater, directed by Peter Dubois. An actress and filmmaker, Jennifer Westfeldt is perhaps best known for writing and starring in the indie films Kissing Jessica Stein (Indie Spirit Nomination, Golden Satellite Award, multiple Audience Awards), Ira & Abby (Best Actress/HBO Comedy Festival, multiple Audience Awards), and 2012’s Friends With Kids (Top Ten Films of 2012, New York Magazine, NPR), which also marked her directorial debut. Recent television credits include “Girls,” “24,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Notes From the Underbelly,” and “Children’s Hospital.”