A PERFECT FUTURE Opens At Cherry Lane Theater 2/17

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Tony Award-winning producer Andy Sandberg , Whitney Hoagland Edwards and Neal-Rose Creations present the world premiere of the provocative new play, A Perfect Future, by David Hay (The Maddening Truth) with direction by Tony Award-nominee Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore). The four-member cast features Donna Bullock (Ragtime, "Against the Grain") as Natalie, Scott Drummond (Hamlet, "All My Children") as Mark, Daniel Oreskes (Billy Elliot, The Miracle Worker) as Elliot, and Michael T. Weiss (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, "The Pretender") as John.

Performances began on Friday, February 4, 2011 for an open-ended engagement at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). Opening night is Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

A Perfect Future is a darkly comic and provocative play that explores the question of whether people can be married and truly love each other when their political persuasions are diametrically opposed. This high-society evening is about to turn into a night of sexually charged mind-games that could change their lives forever. New York power-couple John and Natalie are hosting a dinner for Elliot, a friend from their days as college radicals. Also invited to the party is Mark, a straight-laced young man from John's risk management firm. With the help of a few too many expensive bottles of wine, the group's past and their long buried secrets resurface. Over the course of this raucous evening, their basic belief systems are upended, as the four must come to terms with each other's true politics and behavior.

Wilson Milam, the Tony Award-nominated director of Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore, returns to New York to direct the World Premiere of David Hay's compelling new play. A Perfect Future was developed under the auspices of Naked Angels, whose production of Next Fall received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play.

The creative team includes Charles Corcoran (Set), Michael McDonald (Costumes), Ben Stanton (Lights), Daniel Kluger (Sound) and Pat McCorkle (Casting). The Production Stage Manager is Donald Fried.

A Perfect Future will play the following schedule through February 27: Tuesdays - Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Please note: There are no matinee performances on February 5 & 6. Beginning February 28, the schedule will change to: Mondays & Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., dark on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are priced at $69.00 and may be purchased online at www.telecharge.com, or by calling (212) 239-6200, or at The Cherry Lane Box Office (38 Commerce Street). Preferred Seating is available to American Express® Gold Card, Platinum Card® and Centurion® members by calling Telecharge at (800) 292-9465. Cherry Lane Theatre is located at 38 Commerce Street, off 7th Avenue, one block south of Bleecker.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter-Keddy

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