Deirdre O’Connell (Circle Mirror Transformation) and more will appear in the previously announced world premiere of Sharyn Rothstein’s By the Water. The production will be directed by Hal Brooks and begin off-Broadway performances on November 4 at Manhattan Theater Club's New York City Center—Stage II. Opening night is set for November 18.
Joining O’Connell as Mary Murphy will be Cassie Beck (The Whale) as Emily Mancini, Quincy Dunn-Baker (The Wayside Motor Inn) as Sal Murphy, Charlotte Maier (Act One) as Andrea Carter, Tom Pelphrey (End of the Rainbow) as Brian Murphy, Ethan Phillips (All The Way) as Philip Carter and Vyto Ruginis (The Real Thing) as Marty Murphy.
By the Water takes place after Hurricane Sandy has ravaged the lifelong home of Marty and Mary Murphy. The storm has ripped apart more than just the walls: with their neighbors too devastated to stay, the couple's beloved Staten Island community is in danger of disappearing forever. Determined to rebuild, Marty wages a campaign to save his neighborhood and his home, but when the Murphys' sons arrive to help their parents dig out, past betrayals come rushing to the surface. The MTC production is in association with Ars Nova.