The Welkin

Previews begin May 16, 2024 / Opening Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater (330 West 20th Street).

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

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