Broadway Star Brings Enchanting New Work to Weston
The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company transforms its intimate OtherStages into a warm and welcoming pub for the regional premiere of an engaging new play with music, ‘The Road to Where,’ beginning on Thursday, August 13. Broadway’s Cass Morgan wrote and stars in this true-life tale of her journey to rural Ireland. Fresh from its world premiere at the Geva Theatre in Rochester, N.Y., ‘The Road to Where’ comes to Weston audiences with the hopes of productions in New York and around the country.
The work is a memory play of sorts, a story about what happened on one particular trip to County Clare. “It was a marvelous adventure to the home of my ancestors,” says Morgan, “a trip that allowed me to let go of certain things from my past, with a view toward nourishing the future.” The play is directed by Weston artistic director Steve Stettler who first previewed the script on a cold winter night, across the desk from Cass. “She read and sang it to me, and it was enchanting. And I want to share that experience with our audience.”
Morgan’s career includes significant Broadway credits and a lengthy list of regional theatre performances. She is a Weston Company member and co-creator of the irresistible, country-fried musical ‘Pump Boys and Dinettes,’ on the Weston MainStage in June.
With ‘The Road to Where,’ Morgan reveals herself as a master theatrical storyteller. Supported by three musician/actors – Eli Zoller, Pearl Rhein and Max Grossman – she plays a dozen memorable characters, accompanied by nostalgic folk-tinged tunes and buoyant, soulful performances. Performances run through August 30, on Weston’s OtherStages, located at 982 Route 100 in Weston. Tickets begin at $32. Visit westonplayhouse.org or call 802-824-5288 for further information.