The American Legacy
220 East Fourth Street ~ New York, New York 10009
Administration: (212) 995 8410 ~ Tickets: 800-838-3006
"Surprises and compels....Fresh and vital"
"You'd think ...Owen Davis, born in 1874,
was an early radical feminist"
Rowan Michael Meyer and Alex Trow
photo (c) Alan Barnett
by Owen Davis
From the Pulitzer Prize winner for Icebound, a story of dreams chased, abandoned, renewed.
In a 1922 agrarian backwater, Helen Hardy dreams of glory--not for herself, but for her promising young artist daughter. Helen's husband dreams of buying more land, while Kate's would be fiancé dreams of getting out of the dirt and in on the ground floor of the automobile craze.
But what, exactly does Kate dream for herself?
In this stirring and simple tale, The Detour plumbs deeply cherished American visions of prosperity: a better life for our children, a growing homestead, a thriving modern business. In this case, romances of the past bear a heavily mortgaged future, but in its conflicted and truthful way, the play celebrates the extraordinary ambitions of ordinary people.
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Special thanks to Julia Purinton for providing water colors for
Rowan Michael Meyer*
* Members of Actors Equity Association.
The Detour is an AEA Approved Showcase.
Francis Eric Montesa*
Alex RoeLighting Design by
Costume Design by
Gladys FoxeProduction Assistants