- By Paul Downs Colaizzo
- Directed by Michael Kahn
- Assistant Direction Walter Ware III
- Scenic Design James Noone
- Costume Design Frank Labovitz
- Lighting Design Andrew Scharwath
- Production Stage Manager Julie Meyer
Sponsored by Bonnie and Kenneth Feld. Additional support provided by Rick Kasten.
- On sale: September 13
- Pride: October 25 & November 22
- Discussion: November 12, November 20 & December 4
There is no performance on Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving.
The show runs approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes including an intermission.
The World Premiere
After the resounding success of 2012’s Really Really, Signature presents the newest work from Paul Downs Colaizzo.
The Falls of Autrey Mill is the most desired zipcode in town. From the outside, the flawless neighborhood glitters with elegant roman column porches and exquisitely manicured lawns. However, demons lurk behind the designer window treatments when one seemingly-perfect family disintegrates from the inside out. In this vicious and gripping play, Colaizzo rips the façade off of America’s privileged suburbia with his trademark brutal honesty.
“This may be the first time you’re hearing of Paul Downs Colaizzo, but on the evidence of his crackling new play, Really Really, the name bears committing to memory.”
— The Washington Post
“The next great playwright.”
— Maryland Theatre Guide
Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill trailer
Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill teaser
Christine Lahti (Carly) BROADWAY: God of Carnage The Heidi Chronicles, Loose Ends, Present Laughter, Scenes and Revelations, Division Street. OFF-BROADWAY: Dreams of Flying, Dreams of Falling (Drama League nomination), Body of Water, Little Murders (Obie Award), Three Hotels (Drama Desk nomination), Landscape of the Body, The Woods (Theatre World Award). REGIONAL: Third, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Summer and Smoke, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. FILM: Mania Days (upcoming), Truckstop (upcoming), Hateship Loveship (upcoming), Flying Lessons, Obsessed, Yonkers Joe, Swing Shift (Academy Award nomination, New York Film Critics Award, Golden Globe nomination), Running on Empty (L.A. Film Critics Award, Golden Globe nomination), Housekeeping, Just Between Friends, …And Justice for All, Whose Life Is It Anyway,? Gross Anatomy, Leaving Normal, Funny About Love. TV: Hawaii 5-0, Law & Order: SVU, The Closer, Studio 60, Ally McBeal, Chicago Hope (Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award), Jack & Bobby (Golden Globe nomination), No Place Like Home (Cable Ace Award, Golden Globe Award, Emmy nomination), Crazy From the Heart, Out of the Ashes, Amerika (Emmy nomination, Golden Globe nomination), An American Daughter (Golden Globe nomination). Directing: My First Mister (opening night, Sundance Film Festival), Chicago Hope, Lieberman in Love (Academy Award).
Wayne Duvall (Louie) NEW YORK: Of Thee I Sing (directed by John Rando), On the Wing (directed by Seth Barrish), Traps (directed by John Stix), Quick Bright Things (directed by Laura Pierce). REGIONAL: La Jolla Playhouse: Bonnie and Clyde (directed by Jeff Calhoun); Old Globe Theatre: Working (directed by Gordon Greenberg); Happy Days, the Musical (directed by Garry Marshall); Homegrown (directed by Paul McCrane); Baal (directed by Charlie Otte); Billy Bob and The Gospel (directed by Russell Gray). TELEVISION: Credits include guest starring roles on White Collar, Person of Interest, Boardwalk Empire, Elementary, CSI, CSI: New York, Hawaii 5-0, The West Wing as well as recurring roles on Hell on Wheels, The Good Wife, Law & Order and The District. FILM: Credits include Prisoners, Lincoln, Edge of Darkness, West End, Duplicity, Leatherheads, In the Valley of Elah, Pride and Glory, Evolution, Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, Hard Rain, My Fellow Americans, The Fan and Apollo 13. He recently completed two films yet to be released, Hello My Name Is Frank and Greater. He is a founding member of The Barrow Group and is a member of the Actors Center Workshop Company.
Anthony Bowden (Chad) REGIONAL: Long Wharf Theatre: January Joiner (world premiere); Northern Stage: Romeo and Juliet; Exit, Pursued by a Bear: King Lear (with Billy Porter); The Educational Theatre of New York: The Metamorphosis. AUDIO: Recorded several audio books with Audible and is the voice of the series Eyes To See: The Jeremiah Hunt Chronicles. EDUCATION: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduate.
Christopher McFarland (Tommy) NEW YORK: Of Mice and Men; As You Like It; The Life and Death of King John; Firemen; Even Maybe Tammy. REGIONAL: Credits include The Kennedy Center; The Guthrie; O'Neill Theater Center; Philadelphia Theatre Company; Yale Repertory Theatre; Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Opera House Arts; Arizona Shakespeare Festival. EDUCATION: MFA, Yale School of Drama. Proud member of AEA.
Paul Downs Colaizzo (Playwright) SIGNATURE: Really Really (directed by Matthew Gardiner, Helen Hayes/Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical) OFF-BROADWAY: MCC: Really Really (directed by David Cromer, Outer Critics Circle nomination). TELEVISION: Open (Staff Writer, Produced by Ryan Murphy, developed for HBO). EDUCATION: BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Michael Kahn (Director), Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company since 1986, has led the Company to national and international prominence, including the 2012 Tony Award® for Regional Theater. He is the former Artistic Director of the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut; the McCarter Theater; the Acting Company; and the Chautauqua Theater Company. Mr. Kahn was a founding faculty member of the Drama Division of the Juilliard School, where he still teaches, having served as its Richard Rodgers Director of the Division for 13 years. Additionally, he has served on the faculties of the NYU graduate program and the Circle in the Square Theater School. His theater and opera productions have been seen Off-Broadway, Broadway, across the United States and internationally in Australia, Egypt and Greece. Mr. Kahn was inducted in the Theater Hall of Fame in 2012 and was invested as a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty, the Queen in June 2013. His future productions include both parts of Henry IV with Stacy Keach opening at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in the spring.
Walter Ware III (Assistant Direction) DIRECTION: SIGNATURE: Signature’s Funny Ladies, Revenge of the Understudies 2011 & 2012, Family Cabaret (Target Open House). CUA: Bat Boy, How Do You Measure a Year: Jonathan Larson Revue, Dreams Do Come True: A Disney Revue!, Myth, Promise Me. ASSISTANT DIRECTION: SIGNATURE: The Boy Detective Fails, Tamar and the River (21/24 workshop), I Capture the Castle (21/24 workshop). DC AREA: Kennedy Center: First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb; Limelight Theatre: The Last Five Years; Montgomery College: Aida; CUA: Tartuffe, Sweeney Todd, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Man of La Mancha, 1961 (Millennium Stage), The Lyrics of Dorothy Fields (Millennium Stage), Journey: Jason Robert Brown Revue; Mini: Our Town, The Diviners.
James Noone (Scenic Design) BROADWAY: A Time To Kill, Hot Feet, Come Back Little Sheba, A Bronx Tale, Match, A Class Act, Urban Cowboy, Judgment At Nuremberg, The Sunshine Boys, Night Must Fall, The Gin Game, Getting And Spending, Jekyll And Hyde (Original), Inherit The Wind. NATIONAL TOURS: Many. OFF BROADWAY: Frankie And Johnny in the Clair De Lune, Full Gallop, Fully Committed, Three Tall Women, Lincoln Center Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, The Atlantic Theatre And many others. DC AREA: Shakespeare Theatre, Studio Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Arena Stage, Washington National Opera, Kennedy Center, National Theatre. OPERA: Glimmerglass, Chicago Lyric, Portland Opera, Houston Grand Opera, La Opera. AWARDS: Drama Desk, 2 Helen Hayes, La Ovation, American Theatre Wing Design Award.
Andrew Scharwath (Lighting Design) SIGNATURE: LaChiusa's Ladies Cabaret, Un-American (Signature In The Schools). Lighting Assistant: ART, Sycamore Trees, Show Boat, First You Dream, See What I Wanna See, The Little Dog Laughed, Les Misérables, The Happy Time. OFF BROADWAY: BARE (Associate to Howell Binkley). REGIONAL: 1884, As You Like It (National Players Tour). Frog Kiss, Stars Of David (Associate to Howell Binkley), Into The Woods (Public Theatre Assistant to Ben Stanton), Annie Get Your Gun, A Blizzard On Marble Head Neck (Glimmerglass Opera Resident Assistant to Mark McCullough). OTHER: Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball 2009 & 2013 (Featuring The Goo Goo Dolls, Yo Yo Ma, Elvis Costello, Sting), Runaways (Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award nomination).
Frank Labovitz (Costume Design) SIGNATURE: Company, Dreamgirls (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Costume Design), Dying City. DC AREA: Round House Theatre: I Love to Eat, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Next Fall, Pride and Prejudice; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: You For Me For You, Mr. Burns: a post electric play, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Fever/Dream; Studio Theatre, lab series: Dirt; Studio Theatre, 2nd Stage: Astroboy and the God of Comics, Mojo; Theater J: Boged: an Enemy of the People, The Religion Thing; Something You Did, Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears; Imagination Stage: Suessical; Rapunzel; Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells; Callisto 5; No Rules Theatre Company: Stop Kiss; Forum Theatre: Mad Forest.
Julie Meyer (Production Stage Manager) SIGNATURE: Company, The Last Five Years, Dying City, The Break (21/24 workshop), Xanadu, Really Really, A Second Chance, The Boy Detective Fails, I Capture the Castle (21/24 workshop), Art, Sunset Boulevard, Walter Cronkite is Dead, Chess, Tamar and the River (21/24 workshop), [title of show], I Am My Own Wife, Show Boat, Dirty Blonde, The Boy Detective Fails(21/24 workshop), Giant, Glory Days, Les Misérables. OFF-BROADWAY: Flipside: the Patti Page Story. REGIONAL: Lyric Theatre: Stephen Schwartz’s new musical Snapshots, Will Rogers Follies, Big River, Some Enchanted Evening, Disney’s High School Musical, Oklahoma!, Evita, Singin’ in the Rain, Once On This Island; Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre: Jane Eyre, Little Me, Dirty Blonde. EDUCATION: Rutgers University, MFA, Stage Management.