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If you were putting together a staging of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes with Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, the obvious casting would be Linney as the villainous Regina Giddens and Nixon as the pathetic Birdie, but the gimmick of this production is that Linney and Nixon alternate these roles at each performance. This kind of thing has been done before, usually in Shakespearean repertory, but only hardcore enthusiasts of this play and these...
In Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s Everybody, a modern adaptation of the fifteenth century morality play Everyman, five of the actors are assigned roles using a lottery system, and so these five actors have been tasked with memorizing all of the parts they might play in this production. But four of the performers play the same roles at every performance: Jocelyn Bioh plays God, Marylouise Burke plays Death, Chris Perfetti plays Love, and the young Lilyana Tiare...

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