Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Phillip James Brannon; photo by Joan Marcus
Company; photo by Joan Marcus
Dolly Wells and Ian Harvie; photo by Joan Marcus
Company; photo by Joan Marcus
Ian Harvie, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Cindy Cheung
Jordan Harrison; photo by Zack DeZon
Log Cabin June 01, 2018 – July 15, 2018 Mainstage Theater
Jordan Harrison Directed by Pam MacKinnon World premiere Jules They couldn’t get married, and then they could. Their families wouldn’t accept them, and then they would. They didn’t have any money, and then they did. There had to be something else to want.
It’s a faraway age of hope and inclusivity; in other words, it’s 2015. When a tight-knit circle of married gays and lesbians – comfy in the new mainstream – sees themselves through the eyes of their rakish transgender pal, it’s clear that the march toward progress is anything but unified. With stinging satire and acute compassion, Jordan Harrison’s pointed comedy charts the breakdown of empathy that happens when we think our rights are secure, revealing conservative hearts where you’d least expect.
FEATURING Phillip James Brannon — Chris Cindy Cheung — Pam Jesse Tyler Ferguson — Ezra Ian Harvie — Henry Talene Monahon — Myna Dolly Wells — Jules Scenic Design: Allen Moyer Costume Design: Jessica Pabst Lighting Design: Russell H. Champa Sound Design: Leah Gelpe Production Stage Manager: Amanda Spooner Assistant Stage Manager: John C. Moore Reviews “
A brave and bracing, hot-button gay-versus-trans comedy
—The New York Times
Provocative and timely! Jesse Tyler Ferguson is perfect.
—New York Stage Review
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Set in a chic Brooklyn apartment in the not-so-distant past, see photos of Jordan Harrison’s topical and pointed comedy ‘Log Cabin.’
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Playwright Jordan Harrison and director Pam MacKinnon give a behind-the-scenes look at taking a scene from 'Log Cabin' from the page to the stage.
How did Jesse Tyler Ferguson gain the skills to play a gay uncle in ‘Log Cabin’? Lots and lots of babysitting.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson discusses ‘Log Cabin’ and working on a character from the ground up on “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”
Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison (Marjorie Prime) returns to Playwrights with his pointed new comedy, Log Cabin. Go inside the first rehearsal!
I write period pieces. So, when I described my new play to a friend recently, he was understandably incredulous: ‘Wait, so you wrote about now?’ ‘Almost,’ was my reply.
Log Cabin owes a bit of debt to the plays that precede it, while also standing as a sterling, singular achievement from this superb, inexhaustibly adventurous, curious playwrights.
Taken individually, it's hard to fathom how Jordan Harrison's plays could come from the same writer; each play is a unique, idiosyncratic landscape.
The last decade has seen an astonishing enfranchisement and mainstream acceptance of homosexuals, but the transgender community continues to face acute marginalization and antipathy.