WHISPER HOUSE, with Japanese Immigrant Character, to Take Stage at 59E59

Whisper House

Tuesday, January 11 through Sunday, February 6

59E59 Theaters – 59 E. 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues)

Admission: $60 – $80/$50 for 59E59 Members

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) and The Civilians present Whisper House, which will reopen Theater A and begin previews on January 11. Opening night set for January 20 for a limited run through February 6.

A dark and thrilling musical ghost story, Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow’s Whisper House combines a lush original score with a haunting story about fear of the other and the ways we can transcend it.

The original run of Whisper House at 59E59 was postponed by COVID-19 in March of 2020. It is finally making its New York premiere, having formerly performed in San Diego at The Old Globe and in London, England.

Plot

In an eerie lighthouse on the remote coast of Maine, two lonely people face the beginning of World War II. There’s Yasuhiro—a Japanese immigrant threatened by the rising wartime xenophobia—and Lily, his employer, who’s spent her whole life there. Their world is turned upside down when Lily’s young nephew, Christopher, is sent to live with them.

Soon, the boy begins to hear strange music seeping through the walls. Is his imagination getting the better of him? Or are there ghosts here and maybe dangerous ones at that? What happens next will change the lives of these three characters forever…

Cast

Samantha Mathis (Billions) as Lily
Alex Boniello (Spring Awakening) as Male Ghost
Jeb Brown (Beautiful) as The Sheriff
Wyatt Cirbus (Finding Neverland National Tour) as Christopher
Molly Hager (Waitress) as Female Ghost
James Yaegashi (Runaways) as Yasuhiro

Whisper House features music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening, American Psycho), a book and lyrics by Tony Award nominee and Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow (Spongebob Squarepants, The Broadway Musical; The Wildness), conception with Keith Powell (“30 Rock”), direction by Steve Cosson (Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play) and choreography by Billy Bustamante (The King and I).

Schedule

Tuesday through Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets, please visit 59E59’s website.