Grand Horizons

by Bess Wohl
Tony Award Nominee for Best Play
Regional Premiere
Aug 31, 2023 to Oct 1, 2023

Bill and Nancy are fifty years into their marriage. They can anticipate each other’s every sigh, snore, and sneeze. But just as they settle comfortably into a new senior living community, the unthinkable happens - Nancy wants out. This funny, shocking, and painfully honest story is a wild ride that takes an intimate look at the unpredictable and enduring nature of love.

A clever truth bomb of a play —The New York Times

Performance Schedule: 

Grand Horizons runs Aug 31 through Oct 1
Thursdays 7:30 Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 Sundays 3:00
ASL Interpretation: Thu, Sep 14
Access our virtual program here.
Rated PG-15 Synopsis | Language


Bill – David Coffee*
Nancy – Elly Lindsay*
Ben – John-Michael Marrs*
Brian – Philip Matthew Maxwell
Jess – Sky Williams*
Tommy – Jovane Caamaño
Carla – Cindee Mayfield 
Neighbor (voiceover) - Cathie Davis

*Member, Actors' Equity Association

Production Staff: 

Director - Dana Schultes*
Production Stage Manager - Sydney Dormire+
Assistant Director – James Z. Appleyard
Set Designer – Kevin Brown
Lighting Designer/Technical Director – Bryan Stevenson
Costume Designer – Ryan Matthieu Smith
Sound Designer – Patrick Emile
Props/Set Décor – Lynn Lovett
Projection Designer – Ryan Swift Joyner
Intimacy Coordinator - Kelsey Milbourn
Assistant Stage Manager – Olivia Dickerson 
Assistant Sound Designer - Mark Howard
Production Assistant – Katherine Johnson
Associate Technical Director – Conor Clark
Master Carpenter/Scenic Artist – Allen Dean 

*Member, Actors' Equity Association     +Under contract with Actors' Equity Association

About the Author: 

Bess Wohl’s plays have been produced or developed at theaters around the country, including the Williamstown Theatre Festival, People’s Light and Theatre Company, Center Theatre Group, the Contemporary American Theater Festival, the Pioneer Theatre, the Pittsburgh Public Theater, the Northlight Theater, TheaterWorks New Works Festival, the Geffen Playhouse, the Vineyard Arts Project, Ojai Playwright's Conference, the Cape Cod Theatre Project and the New York International Fringe Festival. Her play American Hero had its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, directed by Leigh Silverman. She also worked on Pretty Filthy, an original musical about the adult entertainment industry, in collaboration with the composer/lyricist Michael Friedman and the Civilians. Her other plays include Cats Talk Back, In, Barcelona, and Touched. Her work has been supported by the MacDowell Fellowship, PlayPenn, and the Sewanee Writer's Conference. She is a member of the Ars Nova Play Group, and has been the recipient of new play commissions from Manhattan Theatre Club and Center Theatre Group. She also writes for film and television. She completed an adaptation of the bestselling novel “The Luxe” for Paramount Pictures and has developed original television pilots for Fox, HBO, and USA. Bess is a graduate of Harvard, magna cum laude, where she studied with Seamus Heaney and Jamaica Kincaid, and was awarded the Rona Jaffe Writing Prize and the Tennessee Williams Scholarship. She earned her MFA from the Yale School of Drama, where she was a recipient of the Rebecca West Scholarship. She is originally from Brooklyn, New York, and divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.