Tony-winning playwright Richard Nelson concludes his Rhinebeck Panorama cycle of plays with the world premiere of What Happened?: The Michaels Abroad. Hunter Theater Project, a professional theatre company in residence at New York City's Hunter College, presents the new work at the Frederick Loewe Theater, with performances beginning August 28.
This 12th and final work of the Rhinebeck Panorama (consisting of the four Apple Family plays, three plays about The Gabriels, 2019's The Michaels, and last summer's Zoom series, A Pandemic Trilogy) follows the Michaels family on a post-pandemic trip to France to attend a student dance festival.
The cast includes Charlotte Bydwell, Haviland Morris, Tony winner Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, Matilda Sakamoto, Rita Wolf, and Yvonne Woods, with several reprising their roles from The Public Theater's production of The Michaels.
Nelson also directs the production, with sets by Jason Ardizzone-West, costumes by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Jennifer Tipton, and sound design by Will Pickens. Theresa Flanagan serves as production stage manager.
The production runs through October 8. For more information, visit HunterTheaterProject.org.