The cast of Harry Townsend’s Last Stand starring Len Cariou (Three time Tony® Award Nominee and Tony® Award winner; title role in Sweeney Todd; A Little Night Music with Glynis Johns and Hermione Gingold; Applause starring Lauren Bacall; “Blue Bloods”).
Craig Bierko (Tony® Award and Drama Desk Award nominee, Music Man; “The Long Kiss Goodnight, “UnREAL,” “Blue Bloods”) met the press yesterday.
Director Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss and What I Wore; Handle With Care) talked with us about directing the play and her own personal journey with her mother.
The show is written by George Eastman (The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange)
Produced by Dennis Grimaldi (Gentleman’s Guide…, Gypsy, Angels in America).
Harry Townsend’s Last Stand is a comedy with heart. The show centers around 85-year-old Harry Townsend (Cariou), a widower, living alone in the Lakeside home he built in Vermont. While he still possesses a sharp mind and a dry wit, he is getting up there in age. Beside his daughter, Sarah, the one happiness in his life is his son, Alan (Bierko), who is finally coming home after an 18-month absence. Yet Alan’s return is accompanied by an agenda that puts the aging father and his concerned son at odds. Harry Townsend’s Last Stand tells a story of complex family dynamics, passion, humor and the shorthand of communication that we have with our loved ones. You will laugh until you can’t.
Harry Townsend’s Last Stand features scenic design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by David C. Woolard, lighting design by Jeff Davis, and sound design by John Gromada.
Harry Townsend’s Last Stand, begins performances at New York City Center November 18.