Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS with Telly Leung, Jennifer Lim & More!
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The World of Extreme Happiness, the new play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Eric Ting, began performances on February 3 at MTC's New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The production opened last night, February 24 - and as always, BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the big night! Check out photos below!
The MTC cast of The World of Extreme Happiness featuresFrancis Jue (M. Butterfly, "The Good Wife"), Telly Leung("Glee," Godspell), Jennifer Lim (Chinglish, This Isn't Romance at London's Soho Theatre), Jo Mei (New York stage debut and star of the acclaimed independent film A Picture of You), James Saito (Golden Child, "Life of Pi"), and Sue Jin Song (Paula Vogel's Hot 'n Throbbing).
Unwanted from the moment she's born, Sunny (Jennifer Lim) is determined to escape her life in rural China and forge a new identity in the city. As naïve as she is ambitious, Sunny views her new job in a grueling factory as a stepping stone to untold opportunities. When fate casts her as a company spokeswoman at a sham PR event, Sunny's bright outlook starts to unravel in a series of harrowing and darkly comic events, as she begins to question a system enriching itself by destroying its own people.
The creative team for The World of Extreme Happiness includes Mimi Lien (scenic design), Jenny Mannis (costume design), Tyler Micoleau (lighting design), Mikhail Fiksel (sound design), and Thomas Schall (fight director).
Tickets for The World of Extreme Happiness are available by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212, online by visitingwww.nycitycenter.org, or by visiting New York City Center box office (131 West 55th Street). All tickets are $85. Subscriptions for MTC's 2014-2015 season are available by calling (212) 399-3050 (Monday through Friday NOON - 9 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM) or online at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
Photos by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig (Playwright)
Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig and Eric Ting