by James Anthony Tyler
directed by Lauren Savia
Originally produced at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA
July 11 to July 22, 2018
About the Premiere Production:
Synopsis: Artney Jackson is a devoted mentor, a respected employee at the local cable company, and an enthusiastic teller of “dad jokes.” After twenty-five years, he is finally up for promotion, and he can almost taste the possibility of becoming a manager. Over the course of one week, Artney’s decades-old routine is shattered when his son makes plans to move out of their home, the higher-ups test his resolve to lead, and co-workers show their true colors. Will Artney Jackson overcome the turmoil and rise up? This funny and touching play examines what it means to give it your all at the office!
Artistic/Grant Statement: "The Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards shape the best work being made in the American theatre and there is no greater evidence than the national and international impact their support is having. We can draw a hard, strong line from the support Edgerton gave us at Williamstown Theatre Festival for the world premiere of Martyna's Majok's Cost of Living to the Pulitzer Prize for Drama it was awarded this year,” said Mandy Greenfield, artistic director, Williamstown Theatre Festival. “We are profoundly grateful for their continued support this season and are honored to have three of our world premiere productions -- each by brilliant, unique and wildly diverse storytellers -- making their way into the world with greater artistic resources as a result of Edgerton's visionary leadership in the field of new work."
Director: Lauren Savia
Set Designer: Arnulfo Maldonado
Lighting Designer: Isabella Byrd
Costume Designer: Emilio Sosa
Sound Designer: Stowe Nelson
Cast: Joshua Boone, Alfie Fuller, Christopher Livingston