The Babylon Line

Name: Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Address: 150 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023
Production Information
First performance date: November 10, 2016
Opening date: December 5, 2016
Closing date: January 22, 2017
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Levittown, 1967. It’s the first night of adult-ed Creative Writing class in a classroom at the local high school. The teacher, Aaron Port, lives in Greenwich Village and reverse commutes once a week on the Long Island Rail Road’s Babylon line to Wantagh. His students are a mixed bag: Frieda Cohen, Anna Cantor and Midge Braverman, housewives all, embrace each other on arrival, and update their running checklists on each other’s kids, husbands and lawns. Their opening gambit is to tell Aaron in no uncertain terms that they are only there because French Cooking and Flower Arranging are full. The two men in the class, Jack Hassenpflug and Marc Adams keep mostly to themselves. One final student, Joan Dellamond, rushes in late –- but she actually does intend to be there. She is a housewife, but not like the others. Living on Long Island with no kids, she cannot be in the same conversation with those women. Nor does she seem to want to be. And yet, she does seek connection. Maybe this class will bring her, and Aaron, something that neither quite expects.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Lincoln Center Theater Producer
Hattie K. Jutagir Executive Director
Andre Bishop Producing Artistic Director
Adam Siegel Managing Director
Richard Greenberg Playwright
Terry Kinney Director
Ilana Becker Associate Director
Thomas Schall Fight Director
Richard Hoover Set Designer
Sarah J. Holden Costume Designer
David Weiner Lighting Designer
Michael Bodeen Sound Designer
Rob Milburn Sound Designer
Darrel Maloney Projections
Wendy Parson Hair Designer
Wendy Parson Wig Designer
David Anthony Crowley Assistant Costume Designer
Aaron Porter Assistant Lighting Designer
Sam Kusnetz Assistant Sound Designer
Blake Manns Assistant Projection Designer
Jessica Niebanck General Manager
Jessica Fried Company Manager
Philip Rinaldi Press Representative
Denise Yaney Stage Manager
Christine Lemme Assistant Stage Manager
Paul Smithyman Production Manager
Faye Armon-Troncoso Prop Master
Sheri Maher Wardrobe
Daniel Swee Casting
Telsey + Company Casting
Kate Wilson Dialect Coach
Linda Mason Ross Marketing

Actor Role
Maddie Corman Anna Cantor
Randy Graff Frieda Cohen
Julie Halston Midge Braverman
Michael Oberholtzer Marc Adams
Josh Radnor Aaron Port
Elizabeth Reaser Joan Dellamond
Frank Wood Jack Hassenpflug
Susan Cella Frieda Cohen / Midge Braverman UNDERSTUDY
Carlos Dengler Aaron Port / Marc Adams UNDERSTUDY
Katherine Sigismund Anna Cantor / Joan Dellamond UNDERSTUDY
Jeff Still Jack Hassenpflug UNDERSTUDY
Award Person / Company Function
1 WON 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Randy Graff Actor
2 NOMINATED 2017 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Randy Graff Actor