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The Mound Builders
The Mound Builders, Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Signature Center, NYC Show Poster

The Mound Builders

Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Signature Center

2hrs, 15mins (1 Intermission)

This show has closed.

Signature Theatre Company presents the off-Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's drama.

Theater Info

480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Feb 26, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
Apr 14, 2013


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What Is the Story of The Mound Builders?
Set in the mid ‘70s, The Mound Builders tells the story of Professor August Howe and Dr. Dan Loggins, a team of archaeologists who rent a house for the summer in Blue Shoals, Illinois, in hopes of uncovering the mysteries of the area’s prior inhabitants. Along for the ride are August’s photographer wife Cynthia, eccentric novelist sister Delia and precocious daughter Kirsten, as well as Dan’s gynecologist wife Jean, who is pregnant. When Chad Jasker, the socially awkward son of the landlord, begins to stir up trouble, the entire house is pulled into the chaos. Just when the team is making headway with the excavation, a traumatic event occurs that will change all of their lives forever.


for The Mound Builders

The ghostly, glowing-from-below set in Jo Bonney’s production nicely hints at the things always lurking underneath.

Review by Jesse Oxfeld from New York Observer

[The Mound Builders] effectively blends lyricism and naturalism as it explores what anthropologists might call kinship relations of the period known as the ‘me’ decade.

Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times

Lisa Joyce, as Dan’s fretful doctor wife, gives a thoughtful, natural performance.

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from New York Daily News


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Dr. Dan Loggins
Zachary Booth
Professor August Howe
David Conrad
Cynthia Howe
Janie Brookshire
Dr. Jean Loggins
Lisa Joyce
Chad Jasker
Will Rogers
Rachel Resheff
D.K. Eriksen
Danielle Skraastad


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Written by
Lanford Wilson
Jo Bonney
Set Designer
Neil Patel
Costume Designer
Theresa Squire
Lighting Designer
Rui Rita
Sound Designer
Darron L West