The New Group's 2022-23 season opener, Will Arbery's Evanston Salt Costs Climbing,
begins previews October 26 at The Pershing Square Signature Center
in the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre. Opening night is November 14.
Directed by Danya Taymor, the New York premiere of Arbery's play about climate and change will continue through December 18.
The cast features Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Ruined, Mary Seacole), Jeb Kreager (Mare of Easttown, Heroes of the Fourth Turning), Ken Leung (Industry, Lost), and Rachel Sachnoff (Evanston Salt Costs Climbing at White Heron Theatre).
The play is set in Evanston, Illinois, where winters keep getting worse and salt truck drivers Peter and Basil battle the ice and snow and pass the time with jokes and stories. Their boss Maiworm has noble visions of new green technology that would make their jobs obsolete, but there may be a more terrifying warning calling out from under the roads.
Arbery also penned Corsicana and the Pulitzer Prize finalist Heroes of the Fourth Turning.
The production features scenic design by Matt Saunders, costume design by Sarafina Bush, lighting design by Isabella Byrd, sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman, voice and text coaching by Gigi Buffington, and casting by Judy Henderson.
The production stage manager is Rachel Denise April, and the assistant stage manager is Stephen Varnado.