Steve Earle has acted in a few notable things, including David Simon's The Wire and Treme, but the acclaimed singer-songwriter is about to make his off-Broadway theater debut in Richard Maxwell's Samara which will have a run from April 4 - May 7 at the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W 53rd Street). Earle also wrote the production's score and here's the lowdown:

The rains will come soon. The roads will wash out and the rivers will grow.
I know.
I thought maybe not being from around here you didn’t know.
I know about that.

On the fringes of the frontier, a messenger embarks on an arduous journey to collect a debt from a man he’s never met. Friends set out to atone for a mistake that can’t be undone. Strangers look for a little bit of comfort wherever they can find it.

Samara also features Becca Blackwell, Vinie Burrows, Roy Faudree, Modesto Flako Jimenez, Matthew Korahais, Paul Lazar, and Jasper Newell
. Tickets for Samara are on sale now.

Steve was just in NYC for his annual City Winery residency.