We dig it! Lanford Wilson’s drama The Mound Builders, starring Zachary Booth, David Conrad and Janie Brookshire as a team of archeologists, begins performances February 26 at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center. Directed by Jo Bonney, the new revival will open officially on March 17 at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre. The production is scheduled to play a limited engagement through April 7.
The Mound Builders follows a team of archeologists who come to an Illinois town to unearth the mysteries of the Mound Builders. As they excavate the remains of the Native American civilization, they struggle with the dangerous and powerful forces of legacy and ambition. The Mound Builders originally opened at off-Broadway’s Circle in the Square Downtown in 1975.
The play stars Booth as Dr. Dan Loggins, Brookshire as Cynthia Howe, Conrad as Professor August Howe, Lisa Joyce as Dr. Jean Loggins, Rachel Resheff as Kirsten, Will Rogers as Chad Jasker and Danielle Skraastad as D.K. Eriksen.
The creative team for The Mound Builders includes scenic designer Neil Patel, costume designer Theresa Squire, lighting designer Rui Rita, sound designer Darron L. West and projection designer Shawn Sagady.