The American Plan
by Richard Greenberg
7 March - 6 April 2013
A tangle of ravaged dreams, broken souls, twisted motives and deceit, The American Plan takes place against the backdrop of the Catskill Mountains during a 1960s summer.
Lili Adler, the beautiful, fragile daughter of a wealthy German-Jewish refugee, meets Nick Lockridge, a handsome young stranger, and finds herself falling in love. But when her overbearing mother learns of their relationship, she proceeds to poison the young man’s affection and Lili’s one chance to escape her mother’s control looks like being lost forever.
This will be the UK premiere of this brutally funny, heart- rending tale of love and loss which premiered in the States in 1990 and was revived on Broadway in 2009, also directed by David Grindley.
Diana Quick plays the role of Eva. She is probably best remembered for her portrayal of Lady Julia Flyte in the television adaptation of Brideshead Revisited, which was nominated for National Television and Emmy Awards. She has worked extensively in film, theatre and television. She starred in the 2005 Peter Hall Season alongside Edward Fox in You Never Can Tell, and recently played Queen Elizabeth II in the television drama, The Queen: How Do We Solve A Problem Lke Camilla?
Richard Greenberg is best known for his 2003 Tony Award winning play, Take Me Out and for Three Days of Rain, which enjoyed an acclaimed West End run in 2009.
Director David Grindley’s numerous other credits include Journey’s End and Our Boys in the West End and The Philanthropist, starring Matthew Broderick on Broadway.
ReviewsBack to top
A superlatively acted production that it would be criminal not to see transferred to London - Independent
An absolute cracker ... perfectly cast - Guardian
Blessed by a crop of fine performances ... casts a seductive spell - Daily Telegraph
A beautiful and accomplished production - whatsonstage.com
- The Times
Exceptional work that demands to be seen - Guide2Bath
Taut, complex and darkly entertaining ... a wholly satisfying theatrical experience - Bath Chronicle
CastBack to top
Nick - LUKE ALLEN-GALE
Lili - EMILY TAAFFE
Eva - DIANA QUICK
Olivia - DONA CROLL
Gil - MARK EDEL-HUNT
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Directed by David Grindley
Designer Jonathan Fensom
Lighting Designer Jason Taylor
Sound Designer Gregory Clarke
Evenings: Monday – Saturday 7.45pm
Thursday Matinees: 14th, 21st, 28th March, 4th April 2.30pm
Saturday Matinees: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March, 6th April 2.30pm
Press Performance: Thursday 14th March 7pm
Post Show Discussion Thursday 21st March (After evening performance)
Tickets: £19.50 / £14.50 Discounts Preview Performances: (7th-14th March) and Mondays: All seats £10
Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including interval)