Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Jesse Eisenberg's HAPPY TALK
The New Groupwill soon present Jesse Eisenberg's Happy Talk, with Tedra Millan, Daniel Oreskes and Nico Santos joining, as previously announced, Marin Ireland and Susan Sarandon, in this world premiere directed by Scott Elliott. The New Group also announces two additional weeks for Happy Talk, with the limited engagement, previously slated through June 2, now extended through June 16. Previews begin April 30 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Thursday, May 16 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).
Lorraine (Susan Sarandon) is a saint of the suburbs. On top of trying to save her dying mother, miserable husband and estranged daughter, she's starring as Bloody Mary in the Jewish Community Center production of South Pacific. When her mother's home aide, Serbian immigrant Ljuba (Marin Ireland), asks for help finding a husband, Lorraine takes on her most challenging role to date: matchmaker. In Jesse Eisenberg's hysterical and devastating play, Happy Talk, he reveals the absurd lengths people go to save themselves in the name of saving others. Scott Elliott helms this world premiere for The New Group.
This production reunites Jesse Eisenberg with The New Group, where previously he appeared in the world premiere production of his play The Spoils, directed by Scott Elliott. Following an acclaimed Off-Broadway engagement, in 2016 The Spoils enjoyed a hit production in the West End, at London's Trafalgar Studios, helmed by Scott Elliott and presented by Lisa Matlin and Adam Speers for Ambassador Theatre Group.
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