Portrait of Playwright Joy Gregory at Playwrights Horizon's Main Stage, 2011

Philosophy of the World
Book by Joy Gregory; music by Gunnar Madsen; lyrics by Ms. Gregory and Mr. Madsen; story by Ms. Gregory, Mr. Madsen and John Langs, based on the true story of the Shaggs; directed by Mr. Langs; choreography by Ken Roht; sets by Mimi Lien; costumes by Emily Rebholz; lighting by Geoff Korf; sound by Darron L West; music direction by Aaron Gandy; orchestrations/vocal arrangements by Mr. Madsen; music coordinator, John Miller; dialect coach, Stephen Gabis; production manager, Christopher Boll; production stage manager, Lori Lundquist. Presented by Playwrights Horizons, Tim Sanford, artistic director; Leslie Marcus, managing director; Carol Fishman, general manager; and theNew York Theater Workshop, James C. Nicola, artistic director; William Russo, managing director. At the Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, Clinton; (212) 279-4200, playwrightshorizons.org. Through July 3. Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes.
WITH: Kevin Cahoon (Charley/Bobby), Peter Friedman (Austin Wiggin), Annie Golden(Annie Wiggin), Jamey Hood (Dot Wiggin), Steve Routman (Mr. Wilson/Exeter Talent Show Host/Russ/Hank), Cory Michael Smith (Kyle), Sarah Sokolovic (Betty Wiggin) and Emily Walton (Helen Wiggin).