The Welkin

Now in previews / Opening Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater (330 West 20th Street).

Contact: Chris Boneau | Susanne Tighe | Faith Maciolek | Jordan Goins

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Rural England, 1759. As the country awaits the return of Halley's comet, a young woman is sentenced to death. When she tries to escape the noose by claiming she is pregnant, twelve ordinary women are gathered to decide whether she is telling the truth. A dark, fierce, funny play about democracy and housework.

Atlantic is thrilled to welcome Tony Award nominee Lucy Kirkwood (The Children) alongside Obie Award winning director Sarah Benson (Fairview).

The cast of The Welkin features Tilly Botsford (Off-Broadway debut), Hannah Cabell (The Father), Glenn Fitzgerald (The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window), Paige Gilbert (A Raisin In The Sun at The Public; Skin of Our Teeth), Ann Harada (Into the Woods, Avenue Q), Jennifer Nikki Kidwell (Underground Railroad Game), Nadine Malouf (Grief Hotel), Mary McCann (Harper Regan, “The Chair”), Emily Cass McDonnell (I’m Revolting, The Thin Place), MacKenzie Mercer (Frozen National Tour), Sandra Oh (“The Sympathizer,” “Quiz Lady”), Susannah Perkins (The Wolves), Simone Recasner (Ain’t No Mo’), Dale Soules (“Orange Is the New Black,” Hair), Danny Wolohan (Camelot, To Kill a Mockingbird), and Haley Wong (Mary Gets Hers at MCC). 

The Welkin features sets by dots, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lights by Stacey Derosier, sound by Palmer Hefferan, special effects by Jeremy Chernick, hair & wigs by Cookie Jordan, makeup by Gabrielle Vincent, movement by David Neumann, intimacy direction by Crista Marie Jackson, casting by The Telsey Office: Karyn Casl, CSA; Destiny Lilly, CSA. Martha Donaldson serves as the Production Stage Manager. 

The Welkin is made possible by a generous grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation.