Ed Harris will return to the stage this fall alongside Bill Pullman with the play The Jacksonian, directed by Tony-winner Robert Falls, The New Group company announced Wednesday.
The show takes places in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1964. “When his wife kicks him out, respectable dentist Bill Perch (Ed Harris) moves into the seedy Jacksonian Motel. There, his downward spiral is punctuated by encounters with his teenage daughter, a gold-digging motel employee (Glenne Headly), a treacherous bartender (Bill Pullman), and his now estranged wife (Amy Madigan). Set against the investigation of a recent lynching and climaxing in a crime of passion, The Jacksonian, brimming with suspense and dark humor, unearths the eerie tensions and madness in a town poisoned by racism.”
The play, written by Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart), originally premiered last year in Los Angeles featuring the same main cast. EW’s Tanner Stransky said of that show, “Despite the uneven narrative, the performances are brilliant.” Previews for this off-Broadway production will begin this October.