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Must close October 5!
 

Outside Boston, ten people—some strangers, some not—struggle with the circumstances that have brought them to the Wayside Motor Inn. With old grudges and new feuds threatening the travelers’ peace, this funny and moving work kicks off A. R. Gurney’s Signature Residency by examining the tenuous space between loneliness and connection, and the fragile framework of the American Dream.

The Wayside Motor Inn contains nudity and the use of herbal cigarettes.

All tickets through September 21 are $25. Tickets for performances beginning September 23 start at $55.

RESIDENCY

Residency One

IMAGE: A.R. Gurney. Photo by Gregory Costanzo.

Preview

THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN Trailer

PRODUCTION PHOTOS


Will Pullen, Jon DeVries, Marc Kudisch and Quincy Dunn-Baker.

IMAGE: Photo by Joan Marcus.

Explore

The Cast of THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN

Interview with A.R. Gurney

MEET AND GREET PHOTOS


A.R. Gurney, Lila Neugebauer and the cast of The Wayside Motor Inn

IMAGE: Photo by Erik Carter.

Backstage

A.R. Gurney on THe wayside Motor Inn

Who’s Who

Cast

Andy: Kelly AuCoin
Frank:
Jon DeVries
Ray:
Quincy Dunn-Baker
Ruth:
Rebecca Henderson
Vince:
Marc Kudisch
Sharon:
Jenn Lyon
Jessie:
Lizbeth Mackay
Phil:
David McElwee
Sally:
Ismenia Mendes
Mark:
Will Pullen

Creative Team

Scenic Design: Andrew Lieberman
Costume Design: Kaye Voyce
Lighting Design: Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design: Stowe Nelson
Dialect Coach: Charlotte Fleck
Production Stage Manager: Donald Fried
Casting: Telsey + Company, William Cantler, CSA

Creative Team

A.R. Gurney

Playwright
Creative Team

A.R. Gurney, Jr. (Playwright): A. R. Gurney has been writing plays for many years. The most produced are The Dining Room, The Cocktail Hour, Love Letters, and Sylvia. In recent years, several of his plays have been produced by the Flea Theater Off-Broadway where his latest work, Family Furniture, appeared last fall. Gurney is a member of the Dramatist Guild, the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Theatre Hall of Fame, and has received many awards for individual plays and for the body of his work. His website is at argurney.com.

Lila Neugebauer

Director
Creative Team

Lila Neugebauer (Director): Upcoming: Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles and After the Revolution (in repertory, Baltimore Center Stage). Recent directing: world premieres of Lucas Hnath’s Red Speedo (Studio Theatre, DC), Zoe Kazan’s Trudy and Max in Love (South Coast Rep), Dan LeFranc’s Troublemaker (Berkeley Rep), O Guru guru guru and Partners (2013, 2014 Humana Festivals), The Valley of Fear (Williamstown). Also: Annie Baker’s The Aliens (SF Playhouse; Studio Theatre, DC), Mad Forest (Williamstown). As co-Artistic Director of The Mad Ones, Neugebauer directed/co-authored Samuel and Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War and The Essential Straight and Narrow. Drama League Alum; New Georges Affiliated Artist; Ensemble Studio Theatre Member; Princess Grace Award Recipient.

Cast

Kelly AuCoin

Andy
Cast

Kelly AuCoin (Andy): Broadway; Julius Caesar. Nat’l Tour: Copenhagen. Off-Broadway: The Call (Playwrights Horizons/Primary Stages), Radiance (LAByrinth), Boy and Happy Now? (Primary Stages), Jailbait (Cherry Lane), Some Men (Second Stage), The Fifth Column (Mint), Ladies of the Corridor (Pecadillo). Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Rep, NYS&F, Syracuse Stage, TheatreVirginia, Florida Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival. TV: Recurring roles on “House of Cards” and “The Americans.” “Person of Interest,” “Unforgettable,” “The Following,” “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods,” “Body of Proof,” “Gossip Girl,” “White Collar,” “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order: CI,” “Without A Trace,” “Third Watch,” “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order.” Film: All That I Am (SXSWAward; Ensemble Acting), Julie & Julia, The Kingdom, Police State, The Word, Serial. Teacher: Primary Stages’ ESPA. Member: Actors Center Workshop Company.

Jon DeVries

Frank
Cast

Jon DeVries (Frank): At Signature Patient A (Lee Blessing season.) Broadway: Devour the Snow, Execution of Justice, Major Barbara, Loose Ends, Inspector General. Off-Broadway: Regular Singing (Lortel Award nom./outstanding lead actor/play, NY Drama Critics Circle Special Citation/outstanding ensemble.), That HopeyChangey Thing, Sweet and Sad (Drama Desk/Obie Awards), Sorry, One Flea Spare, As You Like It, The Cherry Orchard, Agamemnon, Ballad of Soapy Smith, Titus Andronicus, Galileo, Accomplices, Goodnight Children Everywhere, General from America, Sight Unseen, Hamlet, Richard II, Oedipus. With the LaMama/Great Jones Repertory Company/International Tours: Medea, Electra, and Fragments of a Trilogy, Good Woman of Setzuan. National Tours: August: Osage County, Forbidden Christmas, Doctor and Patient (with Mikhail Baryshnikov). Regional: Two Rooms (Dramalogue Award), Left, Ethan Frome, The Winter’s Tale, etc… Select Film/TV: Kill Your Darlings; American Gangster; The International; Evening; The Baxter; Lianna, Sarah: Plain and Tall. Skylark, The Joy Luck Club, etc…, "Law & Order;" "Law and Order CI," "Bluebloods," "Boardwalk Empire," etc...

Quincy Dunn-Baker

Ray
Cast

Quincy Dunn-Baker (Ray): Previously at Signature, The First Breeze of Summer. Off-Broadway: Trust (Second Stage), The Forest (Classic Stage Company), Wildflower (Second Stage), The Good Negro (The Public and Public LAB), Romeo and Juliet (Delacorte) and Mr. Marmalade (Roundabout). Regional: Magnetic North (world premiere, Portland Stage), A Streetcar Named Desire (Triad Stage), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Germany/Switzerland) and Deathtrap (Dorset Theater Fest.). TV: "Blue Bloods,” "It Could Be Worse,” "A Gifted Man,” "Law & Order: SVU,” "Law & Order: CI,” "Nurse Jackie,” "CSI:NY,” "As The World Turns,” "One Life To Live,” "Guiding Light.” Film: Cigarette Soup, Draft Day, The Big Wedding, The Word, Hannah Has Ho Phase, Teleglobal Dreamin’, Wash and Grand Theft Auto V (VG). He is a graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Rebecca Henderson

Ruth
Cast

Rebecca Henderson (Ruth): Theatre: Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra (Playwrights Horizons), Too Much Too Much Too Many (The Roundabout Theatre Company) The Whale (Playwrights Horizons), Le Brea (Clubbed Thumb), Red-Handed Otter (The Cherry Lane /Playwright’s Realm), Autumn Sonata (Yale Rep), The Collection and A Kind of Alaska (Atlantic Theater Company), Roadkill Confidential (Clubbed Thumb), The Retributionists (Playwrights Horizons), Spin, U.S. Drag, and Vengence (the stageFARM), Three Sisters (Nature Theater of Oklahoma); Scapin and The Misanthrope (Classic Stage Company) and bobrauschenbergamerica (American Repertory Theater). Film and Television: The Mend, Appropriate Behavior, True Story, Diving Normal, Compliance, East of Acadia, Meskada, Little Horses, A Lone Star State , "The Good Wife" and Grand Theft Auto IV. MFA, Columbia University.

Marc Kudisch

Vince
Cast

Marc Kudisch (Vince): Broadway: 9 to 5 (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), The Pirates of Penzance (NYC Opera), The Apple Tree, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Tony and OCC nominations), Roudabout’s Assassins (Drama Desk nomination),Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), A Little Night Music (NYC Opera), Bells Are Ringing, The Wild Party, The Scarlet Pimpernel (3.0), High Society, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph…Dreamcoat. Recent Off-Broadway: Hand to God (MCC), The Holiday Guys in a Happy Merry Hanu-Mas (York Theater), The Blue Flower (Second Stage), The Glorious Ones, A Minister’s Wife (Lincoln Center), See What I Wanna See (Drama Desk nomination). Regional: Baritones Unbound: Celebrating the Uncommon Voice of the Common Man (Creator and Performer; ArtsEmerson and Asolo Rep), Hamlet (Yale Repertory), Tartuffe (Westport Playhouse) The Witches of Eastwick (Signature, Helen Hayes Award), Summer and Smoke (Hartford). Film/TV: “Unforgettable,” “Power,” “Person of Interest,” “Gossip Girl,” “Smash,” “Blue Bloods,” “Sex and the City,” “Late Night w/ Letterman,” “ATWT,” “Break In” (Lifetime), “Bye Bye Birdie”.

Jenn Lyon

Sharon
Cast

Jenn Lyon (Sharon): Broadway: The Coast of Utopia- Voyage, Shipwreck, Salvage. Off-Broadway: Twelfth Night, Only Ten Minutes to Buffalo. Regional: His Girl Friday (La Jolla Playhouse), world premiere of John Guare’s Are You There McPhee? (McCarter Theatre); Trip to Bountiful, Crimes of the Heart, Noises Off (South Coast Repertory); Born Yesterday (ACT Theatre/South Coast Rep); The Women (ACT Seattle); Hail Mary (Studio Arena); Embarrassments (The Wilma). TV/Film: "Saint George," "Justified," "All My Children," "Louie," "Army Wives," "Viral Video Showdown," Phil Spector (HBO Film) www.JennLyon.net.

Lizbeth Mackay

Jessie
Cast

Lizbeth Mackay (Jessie): Liz recently appeared in Bruce Norris’s DOMESTICATED at LCT and she has played Delia in the George Street Playhouse, WTF and WHAT productions of Lewis Black’s One Slight Hitch. Broadway: The Price, The Heiress, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Death and the Maiden, All My Sons, Doubt, Crimes of the Heart (Theatre World, Outer Circle Critics and Hollywood Drama-Logue Awards). Off Broadway includes: Sons of the Prophet, Durang Durang, The Forest, Kate’s Diary. Regional includes: All My Sons, The Clean House, Faith Healer, ‘night Mother (Elliott Norton Award), The Heidi Chronicles. MFA Yale School of Drama and Mom to Katie and John.

David McElwee

Phil
Cast

David McElwee (Phil): This is David's first production at Signature. Regional Credits: George in Our Town (Actor's Theatre of Louisville), Ken in Red (Florida Repertory Theatre, B-Street Theatre), Martin in Seminar (The Kitchen Theatre). NYC Credits: Zoo in Velocity at HERE, Soldier in Henry V with New York Classical Theatre. TV: "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO) Season 4, Various FUNNY or DIE exclusives. Florida State University Alumnus. On Twitter @david_mclewee.

Ismenia Mendes

Sally
Cast

Ismenia Mendes (Sally): Off-Broadway: Hero in Much Ado About Nothing (The Public), Bernie in Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra (Playwrights Horizons), Peggy in A.R Gurney's world premier of Family Furniture (The Flea), Kayden in Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb). Regional: Katharine/Boy in Henry V (Two River Theater). Training: Juilliard.

Will Pullen

Mark
Cast

Will Pullen (Mark): Theater: Scarcity (Rattlestick), Marie Antoinette (Soho Rep), Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra (Playwrights Horizons). Proud graduate of Syracuse University’s Drama Department.

Preview

THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN Trailer

PRODUCTION PHOTOS


Photos by Joan Marcus.

Explore

The Cast of THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN

Interview with A.R. Gurney

MEET AND GREET PHOTOS


Photos by Erik Carter.

 

Backstage

A.R. Gurney on THe wayside Motor Inn

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Performance Info

First Performance:

August 12, 2014

Last Performance:

October 5, 2014

Running Time:

Two hours, with one intermission


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Performance Extras

Talkback Series

A post-show Q&A with members of Signature's Artistic Department
September 16

Backstage Pass

A pre-show discussion with one of Scenic Designer Andrew Lieberman.
September 17 at 6:00pm

Signature Book Club

Naomi Wallace’s One Flea Spare and The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek
September 11 at 7:30pm



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