Before the Meeting

by Adam Bock
Originally produced at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA
August 7 - 18, 2019

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About the Premiere Production:

Synopsis: Every day, Gail (Tony and Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Ellen Barkin) and the regular members of her early morning group set up for their meeting in the exact same way: Nicole (Midori Francis) makes the coffee, Gail arranges the chairs, and Ron (Jason Butler Harner) complains. As they forge a path toward sobriety and well-being, they come to rely on the routine and each other. But when Gail’s estranged granddaughter reopens old wounds, Gail knows it will take more than coffee, chairs, and companionship to keep her life from falling apart. Trip Cullman directs Adam Bock’s world premiere play, which examines how to truly make amends on the road to recovery.

Director:  Trip Cullman

Set Designer: Mark Wendland
Lighting Designer: Jen Schriever
Costume Designer: Sarah Laux
Sound Designer: Darron L. West

Cast: Ellen Barkin, Cassie Beck, Kyle Beltran, Midori Francis, Jason Butler Harner


Additional funders: Sponsored by Joan Benjamin & Laurence Cherkis

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