Goodman Theatre has revealed complete casting for their upcoming world premiere of Highway Patrol, a new thriller by Emmy winner Dana Delany and Jen Silverman. Playing the Albert Theatre January 20 through February 18, 2024, the show is the first of the Chicago company's 2024 offerings.
Part love story and part ghost story, the show was collated from hundreds of tweets and DMs from Delany's own digital archives. Delany, who also stars in the piece, handed her archives over to Silverman, who arranged and curated the text with Dane Laffrey and Mike Donahue, with Donahue directing the piece.
The show is described thus: "TIMESTAMP: October, 2012: “@DanaDelany, Are you married? If not, I’d marry you.” When Cam, a 13-year-old fan in a desperate medical situation captures actress Dana Delany’s attention on Twitter, she’s quickly swept into an intense, around-the-clock online friendship. But when Cam starts receiving messages from beyond, Dana is thrust into a world where unexpected revelations raise the question of how far we go to love and be loved."
Along with Delany, the company will also include three-time Emmy Award nominee Dot-Marie Jones (Glee) and Thomas Murphy Molony (A Christmas Story, The Musical).
“Highway Patrol is a true story about an incident in my life that happened while I was appearing in Body of Proof for ABC, who had asked me to go on Twitter to support the show. Though I initially had no interest in Twitter, it was a time when this platform was the new frontier—and I ended up loving it, meeting people I never met, forming my own little niche,” says Delany in a statement. “In developing this story for the stage with Jen, Mike and Dane, I think a lot of people will relate to the play in this moment, when so many of us have online relationships and use social media every day. It’s a chance to look at them in a deeper, communal way.”
For more information, visit GoodmanTheatre.org.