Don't miss two-time Oscar winner Dianne Wiest's return to the New York stage in Scene Partners, a new Off-Broadway play by John J. Casewell, Jr. at Vineyard Theatre. Set an alert to find out when Scene Partners tickets go on sale on TodayTix.
In Scene Partners, stage and screen legend Wiest plays, ironically, an aspiring movie star. Seventy-five-year-old Meryl decides to move from Milwaukee to Los Angeles with little money and lots of ambition and guts. But even as she tries to reinvent herself, she wonders whether the world will know her for who she truly is.
Under the direction of Tony Award-winning Hadestown director Rachel Chavkin, Scene Partners promises to be a celebration of showbiz and rebirth packed with talent. Set an alert for tickets to Scene Partners off Broadway now.
October 26th, 2023
December 17th, 2023
By: John J. Casewell, Jr.
Director: Rachel Chavkin
Producer: Vineyard Theatre
Cast list: Dianne Wiest (as Meryl), Eric Berryman (as Dr. Noah Drake), Johanna Day (as Charlize), Josh Hamilton (as Hugo), Carmen M. Herlihy (as Cassie), Kristen Sieh (as Pauline)
Design: Riccardo Hernández
Costumes: Brenda Abbandandolo
Lighting: Alan Edwards
Sound: Leah Gelpe
Other info: Video and projection design by David Bengali, prop design by Andrew Diaz, hair and wig design by Leah Loukas, video production by Anne Troup
Wiest is the rare actress whose stage and screen careers are equally prolific. Between Broadway and off Broadway, she's taken the stage nearly 30 times in between appearing in over 40 films. Of her many credits, she's best known for Hannah and Her Sisters and Bullets Over Broadway, for which she earned her two Oscars. She received an additional nomination for Parenthood and two Emmy Awards for Road to Avonlea and In Treatment.
Her stage career began in the '70s with Happy Birthday, Wanda June, which she performed in on and off Broadway. She's a three-time Drama Desk Award nominee and a Theatre World Award winner. Her most recent stage appearance before Scene Partners in New York was in the Cynthia Nixon-directed Rasheeda Speaking in 2015.
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