Naomi Wallace

Things of Dry Hours final update

Things of Dry Hours ended its run last weekend. New York Theatre Workshop uploaded a few pics from both the opening and closing night on Facebook. Also, all the Afterwords discussions are available on the NYTW website. Garret stayed for the one on June 16, but they’re all well worth a listen.

To see what New York Theatre Workshop is doing next, head over to their site.

Things of Dry Hours opening night - Garret Dillahunt, Heather Randall, Barbara Howard, Naomi Wallace

Things of Dry Hours, Garret Dillahunt, Delroy Lindo, Roslyn Ruff, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

And one last look at Corbin Teel, because I haven’t seen this pic before:

Garret Dillahunt,Corbin Teel,Things of Dry Hours

Things of Dry Hours – interview, free tickets, new poster

New York Theatre Workshop has posted an interview (video embedded below) with the creative team behind Things of Dry Hours – playwright Naomi Wallace, director Ruben Santiago Hudson (director) and NYTW artistic director James Nicola:

They are also giving away free tickets for the shows this weekend to people who want to help spread the word about the production. They posted this note on their Facebook page earlier today:

Dear Comrade,
We need your help! Naomi Wallace’s Things of Dry Hours opened last night, and we must say that we are enormously proud of this production. As a friend and fan of NYTW, your opinion of our work is important to us, and we would like to give you the opportunity to see this production on us. NYTW would like to offer you a pair of COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS to see a performance of Things of Dry Hours this weekend! (SEE DETAILS BELOW).

We feel very strongly about this production, and if you agree with us and want to help spread the word about the show, we’ll send you a special code for ½ price tickets for you to share with your friends and family.

Thanks for being such a good friend of the Workshop and for helping to be an ambassador for challenging, new and exciting theatre.
Long live the theatre!

The Workshop

Saturday, June 13 @ 3pm; Saturday, June 13 @ 8pm.; Sunday, June 14 @ 2pm and Sunday, June 14 @ 7pm.

To receive your free pair of tickets please email Rebekah Paine at with the following information:
Number of tickets (Limit two tickets person)
First preference of performance date
Second preference of performance date
Phone Number
Email Address

The deadline to reserve tickets is 2pm on Friday, June 12.

Finally, here is the new poster for the show:

Things of Dry Hours,Garret Dillahunt,Delroy Lindo,Roslyn Ruff,Naomi Wallace,New York Theatre Workshop

Things of Dry Hours opened on June 8. You can catch it at New York Theatre Workshop (79 East 4th Street, NYC) until June 28. For all the details, click on the poster.

Garret to star in Things of Dry Hours

Some theatre news for a change:

The New York Theater Workshop has announced Delroy Lindo, Roslyn Ruff, and Garret Dillahunt will star in its final production of the season, Naomi Wallace’s “Things of Dry Hours,” which Ruben Santiago-Hudson will direct.

The play by Ms. Wallace, the recipient of a 1999 MacArthur “genius award,” is set in Depression-era Alabama and centers on a black Sunday school teacher and Communist Party member (Mr. Lindo) and his daughter (Ms. Ruff), who end up hiding a factory worker (Mr. Dillahunt) on the run.


Preview performances begin May 22, and the opening is June 8. The production is scheduled to run through June 28.


For more info about the production, go to the New York Theater Workshop page.