Directed by Katherine Kovner
When a tragedy occurs, the choices we make about how we live and how we love, can bring about endless surprises. Calvin's mom (played by Tony Award-nominee Jan Maxwell) is coping with the death of her teenage son as best as she can. When a substitute teacher challenges everything she thinks she knows about her child, their volatile bond creates a complex unfolding of revelations. Anton Dudley's artful new play takes us to a place where sadness, solace, hope and laughter intermingle, forging unexpected connections against a chasm of loss and grief.
“Jan Maxwell’s compelling, unsentimental performance is the centerpiece of Substitution but its strength is matched by Kieran Campion’s portrayal.”
- New York Times
"Dudley is endearingly quirky, with amusing characterizations and astute observations"
"lightly humorous while never forgetting the weight of the subject matter"
Scenic Design: Tom Gleeson
Costume Design: Theresa Squire
Lighting Design: Jeff Croiter
Composer/Sound Design: Jill BC Duboff
Production Stage Manager: James FitzSimmons
Assistant Stage Manager: Joshua Pilote
Casting Director: David Caparelliotis
Production Manager: Peter Dean
Ran at The Soho Playhouse from April 26 through May 17, 2008.