If you haven’t snagged your tickets to see Ed Harris and Bill Pullman in the New York City premiere of The Jacksonian, now is your chance! The New Group production has added an extra week of performances: Originally scheduled to play through December 15, the new drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley is slated to continue through December 22 at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. Directed by Tony winner Robert Falls, The Jacksonian begins previews October 25, with opening night set for November 7.
In addition to Harris and Pullman, The Jacksonian features Glenne Headley, Harris’ real-life wife Amy Madigan and Juliet Brett. Set in Jackson, Mississippi in 1964, The Jacksonian tells the story of respectable dentist Bill Perch (Harris), who moves into the seedy Jacksonian motel when his wife kicks him out. His downward spiral is punctuated by encounters with his teenage daughter (Brett), a treacherous bartender (Pullman) and his now estranged wife (Madigan). Revolving around the night of a murder, The Jacksonian unearths the eerie tensions and madness in a town poisoned by racism.
The Jacksonian features set design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Ana Kuzmanic, lighting design by Dan Ionazzi and original music and sound by Richard Woodbury.