It’s summer, the cicadas are singing, and the Lafayette family has returned to their late patriarch’s Arkansas home to deal with the remains of his estate. Toni (Sarah Paulson), the eldest daughter, hopes they’ll spend the weekend remembering and reconnecting over their beloved father. Bo, her brother, wants to recoup some of the funds he spent caring for Dad at the end of his life. But things take a turn when their estranged brother, Franz, appears late one night, and mysterious objects are discovered among the clutter. Suddenly, long-hidden secrets and buried resentments can’t be contained, and the family is forced to face the ghosts of their past.
NOVEMBER 2023 – FEBRUARY 2024
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Graham Campbell is a New York City based artist and actor. An alumnus of the Juilliard School, he looks forward to making his professional debut alongside the cast of Appropriate at Second Stage Theater in the fall of 2023.
Lincoln Cohen is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut! He can be seen on Showtime’s MATT ROGERS: HAVE YOU HEARD OF CHRISTMAS? and was a winner of the 2023 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition (Children’s Musical Theatre). He is a member of the Broadway Youth Ensemble. When not performing, Lincoln enjoys playing basketball and cheering for the NY Knicks and his multiple fantasy football teams. A heartfelt thank you to his parents, brothers and incredible team (Mara Entertainment, A3, Nic Cory, and Amelia Demayo) for helping to make his Broadway dream a reality.
Broadway: The Last Ship, American Idiot. Off Broadway: The Lyons (Tony Nominated Production), A Man for All Seasons (Roundabout Theater Company), Catch as Catch Can (New Ohio Theater), Lazarus (NYTW and London), The Glass Menagerie (London West End), The Agony and the Agony (Vineyard), The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with A Key to the Scriptures and A Bright Room Called Day (The Public Theater), Big Bill (Lincoln Center Theater). Select Film/TV: Florida Man, Resurrection, The Outsider, Trust, True Love, Beau is Afraid, Ben is Back, Runner, Runner, Frances Ha, The Drop, All Good Things, A Beautiful Mind, Ray Donovan, Nurse Jackie, The Family, Shades of Blue.
Elle Fanning will next star in James Mangold’s A Complete Unknown, a biopic about Bob Dylan (to be played by Timothee Chalamet). Fanning can currently be seen starring as “Catherine the Great” in Hulu’s hit television series “The Great.” She also executive produces this satirical take on Russia’s longest ruling female leader. For her performance, Fanning was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, an Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, a Golden Globe Award, and Best Actress nominations from SAG and Critics Choice. The series was nominated for a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Series, a SAG ensemble Award and Best Comedy Series by Critics Choice.
She recently starred and executive produced “The Girl from Plainville” a limited series for Hulu that was inspired by the true story of the controversial case of Michelle Carter (Fanning), who was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging the suicide of her then-boyfriend via texts and phone calls. The series was nominated for Critics’ Choice and TCA Awards for Best Limited Series and Fanning was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Television Film.
In 2013, Fanning was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award and a British Independent Film Award for her performance in Sally Potter’s film Ginger & Rosa. The next year, she played ‘Sleeping Beauty’ opposite Angelina Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent, which earned over $750M in worldwide box office. Other notable credits include: Super 8, directed by JJ Abrams; Somewhere, directed by Sofia Coppola; The Neon Demon, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn; 20th Century Women, directed by Mike Mills; Live By Night, directed by Ben Affleck; The Beguiled, directed by Sofia Coppola; Teen Spirit, directed by Max Minghella; All the Bright Places in which she stars and produced; and The Roads Not Taken directed by Sally Potter.
NATALIE GOLD can recently be seen as Rava Roy in HBO's “Succession”. Other Television credits include: “The Leftovers,” “The Walking Dead: The World Beyond,” “Wu-Tang: An American Saga,” “The Americans,” “Braindead,” “Alpha House, Rubicon,” “East New York,” “Sneaky Pete,” and “The Good Wife.” Film credits include The Land of Steady Habits, Birdman, Love & Other Drugs, and Collateral Beauty. Theatre credits include: Peace for Mary Frances (The New Group), Kill Floor (Lincoln Center) - both directed by Lila Neugebauer, Scarcity (Rattlestick), Distracted (Roundabout), The Language of Trees (Roundabout), and The Fever Chart (The Public).
ALYSSA EMILY MARVIN
Alyssa Emily Marvin recently made her Broadway debut originating the role of A1656 in Grey House. Marvin also originated the role of Cathy in Trevor: The Musical off-Broadway and on Disney+ as well as the title role of Edie in the world premiere of Edie Saves the Birds at Theatre East. She toured the US and Canada with the First National Tour of School of Rock and Asia with the International Tour of Annie. Marvin is represented by BUCHWALD.
Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner SARAH PAULSON last appeared onstage in New York in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Talley’s Folly in spring 2013. Other stage appearances include the Broadway productions of Collected Stories, opposite Linda Lavin, and The Glass Menagerie alongside Jessica Lange; the Mark Taper Forum production of The Cherry Orchard opposite Alfred Molina and Annette Bening; and off-Broadway in Tracy Letts’ critically acclaimed Killer Joe. Paulson received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her portrayal of attorney Marcia Clark in FX’s critically acclaimed miniseries “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” Paulson also received a Golden Globe® Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Critics’ Choice Award and a Television Critics Association Award for this role. Her many additional TV credits include her performance as Linda Tripp in FX’s “Impeachment: American Crime Story” (Emmy nomination, also Executive Producer); the title role in the Netflix series, “Ratched” (also Executive Producer), which debuted at number one across 50 countries worldwide and earned Paulson a Golden Globe® nomination; the FX on Hulu Emmy-nominated limited series, “Mrs. America,” opposite Cate Blanchett; Aaron Sorkin's “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (Golden Globe nomination); HBO’s “Coastal Elites” and “Game Change” (Emmy and Golden Globe nominations); ten installments of Ryan’s Murphy’s award-winning television series “American Horror Story,” where she also made her directorial debut with the 78-minute crossover episode, “Return to Murder House.” Paulson has received five Emmy® nominations for her roles in the franchise, as well as two Critics’ Choice Awards for her roles in the anthology series. Paulson’s many film credits include Warner Bros.’ Ocean’s 8; Todd Haynes’ critically acclaimed Carol alongside Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara; Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, which received an Academy Award® for Best Picture. She has also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s The Post opposite Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep; Aneesh Chaganty’s Run for Hulu; M. Night Shyamalan's thriller Glass for Universal; Netflix’s Bird Box opposite Sandra Bullock; DreamWorks Animation’s Abominable. Other film credits include Martha Marcy May Marlene; Down with Love; What Women Want, The Other Sister. Upcoming, she will executive produce and star in Searchlight’s horror thriller, Dust; will appear in Bruce Norris’ film adaptation of his Pulitzer, Tony, and Olivier award-winning play, Clybourne Park, directed by Pam MacKinnon; and in Bad Robot’s series adaptation of Glennon Doyle’s memoir, “Untamed.”
COREY STOLL. Selected NY theater: Macbeth, Othello, Julius Caesar, A View from the Bridge, and Intimate Apparel (Drama Desk nomination). Selected television: Mike Prince on “Billions,” “Transatlantic,” “Scenes from a Marriage,” “Ratched,” “The Deuce,” “The Romanoffs,” Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain,” “Girls,” and “House of Cards” (Golden Globe nomination). Selected film: Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, West Side Story, The Many Saints of Newark, First Man, The Seagull, and Midnight in Paris (Independent Spirit nomination). Upcoming: Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon. MFA: NYU Grad Acting.
Everett Sobers is honored to make his Broadway debut in Appropriate with this talented cast and creative team. Credits include: TV- “Only Murders in the Building,” “Saturday Night Live.”
Theater: Norma Rae Reading. Love and gratitude to his manager, Lisa Calli, Calli Company, his agent, Bonnie Shumofsky Bloom, Stewart Talent, Alexandre Bleau, Jim Carnahan, and coaches, Jessi Clayton at The Prep, Alex-Renee Davies and his amazing family for supporting his dreams! Insta: @everettsober
BY BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a Brooklyn-based playwright and producer and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. Recent theater credits include The Comeuppance, currently playing at the Signature Theatre, Girls (Yale Rep), Everybody (Signature Theatre), War (Yale Rep; Lincoln Center/LCT3), Gloria (Vineyard Theatre), Appropriate (Obie Award; Signature Theatre), An Octoroon (Obie Award; Soho Rep, Theatre for a New Audience), and Neighbors (The Public Theater). He was showrunner, executive producer, and writer for HULU/FX’s drama series, Kindred, based on Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking novel. He currently teaches at Yale University and serves as Vice President of the Dramatists Guild council and on the boards of Soho Rep, Park Avenue Armory, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and the Dramatists Guild Foundation. Honors include a USA Artists fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship, the MacArthur fellowship, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award.
DIRECTED BY LILA NEUGEBAUER
Lila Neugebauer is an award-winning stage and screen director. Broadway: Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery. Recent Off-Broadway credits include Simon Stephens’ Morning Sun (MTC), Tracy Letts’ Mary Page Marlowe (Second Stage), Annie Baker’s The Antipodes, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Everybody, Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo: Homelife/The Zoo Story (Signature Theatre), Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves and Zoe Kazan’s After the Blast (Lincoln Center). As co-Artistic Director of The Mad Ones: Mrs. Murray's Menagerie (Ars Nova) and Miles for Mary (Playwrights Horizons), among others. Lila is an alum of the Drama League, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, an Ensemble Studio Theatre member, New Georges Affiliated Artist, and New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. Obie Award, Drama Desk Sam Norkin Special Award, and Princess Grace Award recipient. TV: “Maid” (Netflix), “The Last Thing He Told Me” (Apple TV+), “The Sex Lives of College Girls” and “Room 104” (HBO Max). Lila’s directorial feature debut Causeway, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry (Oscar nomination) is available on AppleTV+.