The American Legacy
Metropolitan Playhouse
The American Legacy

220 East Fourth Street  ~  New York, New York   10009
Administration: (212) 995 8410  ~  Tickets: 800-838-3006

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"Fine revival....all 12 actors are impressive...[and] the emotional complexity keeps things hopping"
- Anita Gates

"Admirable staging...excellent cast....nearly flawless...deserves to be seen"
- Dmitry Zvonkov, Stage and Cinema

"Excellent....truly an experience you don’t get at most theaters" - David Lally, nytheaternow
"Magnificent....superb more lost classic."
Victor Gluck,

Olivia Killingsworth is "simply marvelous as Jane. What a powerful actress!.... Sterling direction."
-Brenda Repland, ArabVistas

"Well acted...emotionally charged....Corbett is excellent as the short-sighted Ben"
Simon Saltzman, CurtainUp
by Owen Davis

September 19 - October 19, 2014

Winner of the 1923 Pulitzer Prize by the author of The Detour.

When the cold matriarch of a rural Maine family dies, she leaves her fortune and estate to a grim step cousin, stranding her three grasping and entitled eldest children. To compound the injury, the new heiress refuses them any assistance, and she takes on as a hand the black sheep of the family: their ne'er-do-well brother on the run from the law. She proves a stern task-master; he a resentful partner, yet they begin to envision a better future in spite of themselves. But nature will out in a play that asks whether our habits and fears will always defy our highest aspirations.

More thoughts on the play...

Olivia Killingsworth* and Quinlan Corbett*
photo: Jacob J. Goldberg
Victor Barranca
Connor Barth
Anne Bates*
Quinlan Corbett*
Gregory Dann
Sidney Fortner*
Michelle Geisler*
Kelly King*
Olivia Killingsworth*
Maria Silverman*
Alyssa Simon*
Rob Skolits*
Director: Alex Roe
Stage Manager: Katy Moore*
Set Design: Alex Roe
Lighting Design: Christopher Weston
Costume Design: Sidney Fortner

*These actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association.
Icebound is an AEA approved showcase.