Check out the first photos of the cast and creatives behind Agnes Borinsky's The Trees, which will begin its world premiere Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons February 12. Opening March 5, the co-production from Playwrights Horizons and Page 73 will run through March 19.
Tina Satter (Is This A Room) will direct The Trees, which follows two siblings who fall asleep in a public park. As they become a literal part of the landscape, they accidentally establish a utopian community in a contemporary parable exploring ideas of structure, community, and the risks of staying put.
Broadway alums star in the cast, including Jess Barbagallo (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) as David, Crystal Dickinson (Clybourne Park) as Sheila, Max Gordon Moore (Indecent) as Saul, Ray Anthony Thomas (American Buffalo) as Norman, and Sam Breslin Wright (Macbeth) as Terry/Vendor, along with Marcia DeBonis (Fran’s Bed) as Sheryl, Sean Donovan (Oratorio for Living Things) as Jared, Xander Fenyes (GirlsFiveEva) as Ezra, Pauli Pontrelli (The Visitor) as Tavish, Danusia Trevino (Exegesis) as Grandmother, Becky Yamamoto (Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven) as Charlotte, and Nile Harris as Julian.
The creative team includes scenic designer Parker Lutz (Is This a Room), costume designer Enver Chakartash (Is This a Room), lighting designer Thomas Dunn (Is This A Room), sound designer Tei Blow (I Understand Everything Better), puppet designer Amanda Villalobos (Is This A Room), production stage manager Randi Rivera (Is This A Room), and assistant stage manager Kayla Owen (Wish You Were Here).
Borinsky (A Song of Songs) makes her Playwrights Horizons debut with The Trees, but has previously written The Marriage of Earth and Sky for Playwrights Horizons' anthological fiction podcast, Soundstage. Playwrights Horizons and Page 73 last collaborated on A Strange Loop.