Performances begin April 20 at St. Ann's Warehouse for the American premiere of Grief Is the Thing with Feathers. Adapted and directed by Tony winner Enda Walsh (Once) from Max Porter's novel of the same name, the play follows a widower and his two young boys who face the sadness of their mother’s sudden death.
The play, a Wayward Production in association with Complicité, comes to St. Ann’s immediately after its London premiere at The Barbican.
Walsh directs a cast led by Cillian Murphy as the bereaved widower, marking the continuation of their collaboration following Murphy's performances in Misterman, Disco Pigs, and Ballyturk.
Rounding out the cast of Grief Is the Thing With Feathers are David Evans (Older Boy), Leo Hart (Younger Boy), Hattie Morahan (Mum), Taighen O’Callaghan (Older Boy), and Adam Pemberton (Younger Boy).
The creative team is made up of set designer Jamie Vartan, lighting designer Adam Silverman, sound designer Helen Atkinson, composer Teho Teardo, costume designer Christina Cunningham, and projection designer Will Duke.
Grief Is the Thing with Feathers received its world premiere at Galway's Black Box Theatre.
The limited engagement at St. Ann's is scheduled through May 12.