The Civilians bring Tony and Grammy Award winning songwriter Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and Kyle Jarrow’s Whisper House, to 59E59 Street Theatre’s. Originally seen at The Old Globe in 2010, this haunting story of love, loss, and forgiveness will be directed by artistic director Steve Cosson.
Its 1942 at the height of World War II and Christopher, an imaginative young boy, is sent to live with an aunt hes never met: Lilly, a reclusive woman who serves as the keeper of a remote lighthouse. Not yet comfortable in his surroundings, Christopher begins to hear strange music no one else can hear seeping through the walls. It doesnt take long for him to suspect the lighthouse may be haunted, and these ghosts tell him that Yasujiro, a Japanese worker that Lilly has employed, should not be trusted. Is Christophers imagination getting the best of him? Or are these ghosts warning Christopher about the very real dangers that lie ahead? Whisper House is a touching and beautiful story about how we should embrace, rather than fear, the unknown
Casting will be announced and performances begin March 12th. The show will run through April 19th.
For more information on the season and to purchase tickets visit 59e59.org.