After plans for a Broadway run last spring were shuttered in favor of a try-out at Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage, the 90-minute dark comedy will feature direction by Molly Smith. Previews for playwright Eric Coble’s Broadway debut begin on April 1.
Oscar winner Parsons will star as Alexandra, a 79-year-old artist who locks herself in her Brooklyn brownstone with a bevvy of explosives after quarreling with her family over her remaining years. Her estranged son
Burstyn, 79, has enjoyed a storied career in Hollywood and on the stage. She won a best actress Oscar for “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” and received five additional nominations for her roles in “Requiem for a Dream,” “Resurrection,” “Same Time, Next Year,” “The Exorcist” and “The Last Picture Show.” She received a Tony Award for her performance in “Same Time, Next Year” on Broadway and is set to appear in a revival of "Picnic," the Pulitzer Prize-winning William Inge play, this winter.
Burstyn was the first woman elected president of Actors Equity Association,
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