Evanston Salt Costs Climbing

by Will Arbery directed by Danya Taymor

About The Show

Evanston Salt Costs Climbing

Tickets on sale now! Performances start Tuesday, October 25.

The first 3 performances are just $45!

  • Regular Tickets start at just $65 for performances through November 14.

  • Or Join As A Member and save up to 40% on individual tickets.*


Winters keep getting worse in Evanston, IL where salt truck drivers Peter and Basil battle the ice and snow and pass the time with jokes and stories. But what’s with this creeping sense of dread? Is it because their boss Maiworm has noble visions of new green technology that would make their jobs obsolete? Or is there a more terrifying warning calling out from under these roads? At least they have each other, right?

Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Arbery confronts humanity’s darkest fears with humor, warmth, and the fortitude of municipal public servants in this play about climate and change.

Directed by Danya Taymor, Evanston Salt Costs Climbing features Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Ruined, Marys Seacole), Jeb Kreager (HBO’s Mare of Easttown, Heroes of the Fourth Turning),  Ken Leung (HBO’s Industry, Lost) and Rachel Sachnoff (Evanston Salt Costs Climbing at White Heron Theatre).


A limited number of $30 partial view and last row seats for all performances will be available at a later date.

*For members: The member ticket price and companion ticket discount price appears at checkout.


Support for Evanston Salt Costs Climbing is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

Generous support for The New Group is provided by The Shubert Foundation and The Howard Gilman Foundation.

Evanston Salt Costs Climbing is supported in part by National Endowment for the Arts.

 The New Group’s productions are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The New Group’s productions are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. 





The safety of our audiences is one of The New Group’s top priorities. In accordance with Signature Theater policies, masks must be worn during all shows in our 2022-23 season. Acceptable masks include cloth masks with 2-3 layers of fabric, surgical masks, KN95, and N95 masks. Masks should only be removed when actively eating or drinking. We will provide additional updates to these policies as they continue to change and evolve.


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Current Box Office Hours:
Out of production:
Tuesday – Thursday 12PM – 5PM

Please note:
There is no physical box office location but staff can be reached by email or phone 917-935-4242.


Performances will take place in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater

The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

Cast & Creative Team

Performance Info

Performance Schedule


Performances begin Tuesday, October 25
Tuesday – Friday at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm.
Additional details are available on the Book Tickets page.


Postshow Talkbacks

  • The Creative Team: Wednesday, November 9, 7:30pm
  • NRDC in Conversation with Will Arbery: Wednesday, November 16, 7:30pm
  • The Cast: Saturday, November 26, 2:00pm
  • Cancelled: Tuesday, December 6, 7:30pm 

Accessible Performances

  • Additional Information Coming Soon