Mary-Louise Parker is heading back to Broadway to star in the new World War I-era drama “The Snow Geese.”
The play is written by Sharr White and will be co-produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC Theater. The limited engagement at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre is set to run 11 weeks with previews beginning October 1 and opening night set for October 24.
The production reunites Parker with director Daniel Sullivan. The two worked together previously on the 2001 play “Proof,” which won the Tony Award for best play. Parker and Sullivan each won Tonys as well for Best Actress and Best Direction, respectively.
Here’s how a synopsis of the new play describes the story, according to UPI:
With World War I raging abroad, newly widowed Elizabeth Gaesling gathers her family for their annual shooting party to mark the opening of hunting season in rural, upstate New York. But Elizabeth is forced to confront a new reality as her carefree eldest son comes to terms with his impending deployment overseas and her younger son discovers that the father they all revered left them deeply in debt. Together, the family must let go of the life they’ve always known.
Parker was last on Broadway in a revival of “Hedda Gabler” in 2009, and before that appeared at the Friedman Theatre in the Craig Lucas play “Reckless.” She was nominated for a 2004 Tony Award for that performance. Parker also appeared in the original Off Broadway production of “How I Learned to Drive” as Li’l Bit.
Parker won both a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Angels in America.” She also has appeared on television in “The West Wing” and is perhaps best known for her role as Nancy Botwin on the Showtime show “Weeds.”