Running Time: 2 hrs, 10 mins (inc. 15 min intermission)
By Matt Charman
Directed by Carolyn Cantor
Alexis Bledel, Curt Bouril, Ansel Elgort, Brian Hutchison, Adriane Lenox, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Richard Topol
Matt Charman, Britain’s fastest-rising young playwright, makes his New York debut at MTC with this world-premiere play. Caleb Farley is the youngest man ever to show up at Mrs. Duke’s cabins, a ramshackle retreat in the Nevada desert and one of the few places men can go to secure a quick divorce in 1950s America. Caleb claims he fled his Hollywood home for the same reason as the other men in camp – to shed the lives and wives they’ve known to begin anew. But in an era of heightened fears and political distrust, accusations that Caleb is hiding more than just a broken heart test each man’s loyalty – to country and to one another. This fascinating new drama is an uncommon tale of friendship, loss and finding the courage of one’s convictions.