Time and Place

Posted on: November 3rd, 2008 by Jill Rafson


The Language of Trees takes place at a very specific moment in the war that this country is still fighting. While it would be reductive to call this a “war play,” the characters are certainly living through a particular time in the course of this war, including the now famous (or infamous?) “Mission Accomplished” speech. It’s important to put that time in context because, of course, the general feeling about this conflict has shifted greatly over the past several years.


In the play, we are in the early spring and summer of 2003. To get a refresher on this particular period, it may be helpful to take a look at this timeline, to remember how we arrived at that time and what has transpired since then.




Posted by Jill Rafson, Literary Manager

Related Categories:
Roundabout Underground, The Language of Trees

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Artwork for Hedda Gabler

Posted on: October 29th, 2008 by Roundabout


Announcement: New Casting for Hedda Gabler

Posted on: October 29th, 2008 by Todd Haimes


I am happy to announce additional casting for our upcoming production of Hedda Gabler. Joining Mary-Louise Parker are Michael Cerveris as Jorgen Tesman and Paul Sparks as Ejlert Lovborg.

Michael Cerveris, a dear friend of Roundabout, won a Tony award for his performance in our 2004 production of Assassins. He has since garnered two more Tony nominations for his work in Sweeney Todd and LoveMusik, and he can currently be seen in John Weidman and Stephen Sondheim’s new musical Road Show. Paul Sparks has an extensive list of off-Broadway credits, including Lady and Essential Self-Defense, to name a few, and he appeared on Broadway in 2003 in Take Me Out.

The design team will include Hildegard Bechtler (Sets), Ann Roth (Costumes), Natasha Katz (Lights) and John Gromada (Sound).

I am very excited to welcome this talented team to the American Airlines Theatre.

Related Categories:
2008-2009 Season, Hedda Gabler

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