Congrats to 2002/03 Lab alum Davis McCallum on Pocatello, a new work by playwright Samuel D. Hunter, the world-premiere production is currently in previews at Playwrights Horizon with an official opening on December 15, 2014. The production will run through Jan. 4, 2015.
Since Davis McCallum was a Lab member, he has directed the award-winning New York premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s The Whale at Playwrights Horizons (Callaway Award nomination) as well as Quiara Alegria Hudes’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Water By the Spoonful (Second Stage, Hartford Stage Company), Gabriel Kahane and Seth Bockley’s February House (The Public); Samuel D. Hunter’s A Bright New Boise (Partial Comfort, Drama Desk nomination) and Five Genocides (Clubbed Thumb); and Michael Mitnick’s Sex Lives of Our Parents (Second Stage). He has been awarded the Phil Killian Fellowship (2003), Boris Sagal Fellowship (2010), and a Princess Grace Honoree (2011). He has taught directing at Princeton University and the New School for Drama. He trained at LAMDA and studied at Princeton and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Playwrights Horizon’s website says of the show
“Eddie manages an Italian chain restaurant in Pocatello—a small, unexceptional American city that is slowly being paved over with strip malls and franchises. But he can’t serve enough Soup, Salad & Breadstick Specials to make his hometown feel like home. Against the harsh backdrop of Samuel D. Hunter’s Idaho, this heartbreaking comedy is a cry for connection in an increasingly lonely American landscape.”
For more information and to get tickets, click here. We are always so pleased to see Lab writers’ plays get extended life throughout the country and the world.