The Waters Edge

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The Water’s Edge


by Theresa Rebeck


Deep in the Massachusetts woods, a lakeside mansion slides slowly into disrepair, all change halted after a terrible tragedy many years before. Rich and successful, Richard returns to reclaim it, model girlfriend in tow. But his family still live there, and as he tries to insinuate himself back into their lives, the reason for his departure emerges and seething bitterness and anger boil into shocking action.




Opening & Closing Dates
Type & Version
Jun 15, 2006 – Jul 09, 2006
Play / Original
Second Stage Theatre, NY, USA


Opening Night Cast


Name Role
Kate Burton Helen
Tony Goldwyn Richard
Mamie Gummer Eric
Austin Lysy Nate
Katharine Powell Lucy


Opening Night Production Crew


Second Stage Theatre, Producer
Christopher Burney, Associate Artistic Director
Theresa Rebeck, Playwright
Michael Friedman, Music
Will Frears, Director
Alexander Dodge, Set Designer
Junghyun Georgia Lee, Costume Designer
Frances Aronson, Lighting Designer
Vincent Olivieri, Sound Designer
C. Barrack Evans, General Manager
Richard Kornberg, Press Representative
Roy Harris, Production Stage Manager
Shanna Spinello, Stage Manager
Jeff Wild, Production Manager
Tara Rubin, Casting


Critical Reception


“…In a bold surgical endeavor that recalls the experiments of the mad Dr. Frankenstein, Theresa Rebeck has tried to transplant the big, blood-gorged heart of a Greek tragedy into the slender body of a modest American comic drama. The resulting self-sabotaging hybrid is called “The Water’s Edge,” and it is quietly running amok in a stylishly acted production starring Kate Burton and Tony Goldwyn that opened last night at the Second Stage Theater.. —NY Times 06/15/2006

External Links


The Water’s Edge @ Lortel Archives Off Broadway Database

The Water’s Edge Full Review NY Times


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