Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker will return to Broadway this fall in the world premiere of Sharr White’s The Snow Geese, a co-production of Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC Theater, which collaborated on White’s The Other Place. The play will have an 11-week limited engagement at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, with previews set to begin on October 1 in advance of opening night on October 24. Daniel Sullivan, who guided Parker to a Best Actress Tony for Proof, directs.
Set during World War I, The Snow Geese centers on newly widowed Elizabeth Gaesling (Parker), who gathers her family for a shooting party in upstate New York. As her carefree eldest son faces deployment overseas and her younger son discovers that his late father left the family deeply in debt, Elizabeth must let go of the Gilded Age life she has always known. Additional casting and creative team members will be announced in the coming weeks.
In addition to her Tony for Proof, Parker has received Tony nominations for MTC’s Broadway revival of Craig Lucas’ Reckess and for her Broadway debut performance in Lucas’ Prelude to a Kiss. Other Broadway credits include Hedda Gabler and Bus Stop. Off-Broadway credits include Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Communicating Doors, How I Learned to Drive and Four Dogs and a Bone. An Emmy winner as Harper Pitt in HBO’s adaptation of Angels in America, Parker has been nominated for three Emmys as the star of Weeds, with additional Emmy nominations for The West Wing and The Robber Bride. Her feature films include Red, Saved!, Romance and Cigarettes, Fried Green Tomatoes and the forthcoming Red 2 and R.I.P.D.