Skylar Astin, Krysta Rodriguez, and Jim Parrack to Star in WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST at WP Theater

Skylar Astin, Krysta Rodriguez, and Jim Parrack to Star in WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST at WP Theater

WP Theater has just announced the presentation of, by special arrangement with Segal NYC Productions, the Off-Broadway premiere of What We're Up Against, written by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, Seminar, NBC's "Smash"), directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (Dry Land, Empathitrax). The production will star Teen Choice Award winner Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect films,Spring Awakening), Jim Parrack ("True Blood", Of Mice and Men), and Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening x 2, "Trial & Error", "Quantico"), with more cast members to be announced shortly. The four-week limited engagement begins previews on Saturday, October 28, with an opening night set for Wednesday, November 8, and will run through Sunday, November 26 at WP Theater (2162 Broadway).

"Why is it still like this?" Janice sighs to Eliza. It's 1992, and Eliza is the brainy new recruit at a small-shop architecture firm. But she's struggling to get a foothold on even the lowest rung of the company ladder, and starts making moves to blow the lid off their Pandora's box of office politics and social maneuvering, in this sharply hilarious black comedy. Rebeck brings her trademark blistering wit to the workplace in this darkly funny and all-too-relevant comedy of gender politics.

"We're delighted to have this ferocious and sharp play at WP this fall," says Lisa McNulty, Producing Artistic Director at WP Theater, "Theresa's words are just as potent and relevant now as they were when the play is set, and we couldn't be prouder to work with her and WP Lab alumni Adrienne, giving new life to this story."


"Now more than ever it is vitally important for stories of women to be told, and it is particularly exciting to share What We're Up Against, which is filled with Theresa's extraordinary warmth, passion and humor." added Jenna Segal. "I'm so pleased to be teaming up with WP Theater on this incredibly important piece of theater and to continue this crucial dialogue."

Written by Rebeck in 1992, What We're Up Against premiered nearly 20 years later at the Magic Theater in San Francisco, where it was hailed "A juicy black comedy" by Variety. Since then, the play has had acclaimed regional productions where it's been called "a salty office comedy [that gives a] swift and merrily vicious kick in the pants," by The Washington Post and The Houston Chronicle stated "Theresa Rebeck totally and completely nails it...a biting, brilliant comedy!" This production marks the play's Off-Broadway debut.

The design team features scenic design by Drama Desk Award nominee Narelle Sissons (All My Sons - Broadway; How I Learned to Drive - original production), costume design by Lortel Award nominee Tilly Grimes (Small Mouth Sounds), lighting design by Grant Yeager (Now. Here. This) and sound design by Lortel Award winner M.L. Dogg (Oh, Hello on Broadway; Here Lies Love). Casting is by Kelly Gillespie, C.S.A.

Tickets and Performance Schedule:

Tickets for What We're Up Against are now on sale via http://wptheater.org/tickets/(212) 765-1706. The performance schedule is Tuesday- Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. There is no 2pm performance on Saturday, October 28 and no performance on Thursday, November 23. A 7pm performance has been added on Sunday, November 26.


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