The production opens Aug. 19 and runs through Sept. 7. According to press notes, "In Things We Do for Love, fastidious Barbara’s orderly, but solitary world is thrown into chaos when the arrival of her longtime friend Nikki and her fiancé ignites unexpected and violent passions. Replete with trademark Ayckbourn touches, this wickedly funny play will have the audience questioning just how sane anyone really is when it comes to love."
Director Tillinger is a veteran to staging Ayckbourn's works - having staged several on Broadway and at Wesport - including How the Other Half Loves and Relatively Speaking at the playhouse and Absurd Person Singular on The Great White Way.
The design team includes James Noone as scenic designer, Laurie Churba as costume designer, Paul Miller as lighting designer and Scott Killian as sound designer.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.