Cherry Lane Theatre's ACTUALLY WE'RE F** KED Extends Through April 21
Cherry Lane Theatre proudly announces that its current production of ACTUALLY, WE'RE F**KED, which opened on March 7 and initially set to run through April 7, will now extend its run through April 21, 2019. ACTUALLY, WE'RE F**KED is a new play by Matt Williams and directed by John Pasquin.
In ACTUALLY, WE'RE F**KED, four millennials order take-out every Thursday, drink too much wine and argue over how to rescue the planet. They know the world is a dumpster fire, and they're the generation to fix it. That is, until someone makes a life-changing announcement that challenges their beliefs, their relationships and whether babies should have their own Instagram accounts. The comedy stars Mairin Lee (THE HEIRESS on Broadway), Keren Lugo (WATER BY THE SPOONFUL), Ben Rappaport (ABC" For the People," FIDDLER and PICNIC on Broadway) and Gabriel Sloyer (THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES on Broadway).
ACTUALLY, WE'RE F**KED opened on March 7 and has been called "A zippy, likable romp across the minefield of issues facing millennials today. Williams peppers his meditations on the world's problems with idiosyncratic fluff, cutting rhetoric, and some genuinely hilarious one-liners. Go see this show if you want a road map for emotionally processing the very f**ked America we live in." TheaterScene; "With the first-rate direction by Pasquin, ACTUALLY WE'RE F**KED, (is) a well-acted, enjoyable evening of theatre. Definitely entertaining. I took my millennial son who loved it and could relate." Times Square Chronicle; "4 out of 5 stars. The play will make you laugh, may bring a tear to your eye and leave you feeling good as you leave." Front Row Center
The show will feature set design by Robin Vest (NYC: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE), lighting design by Paul Miller (Broadway: AMAZING GRACE, LEGALLY BLONDE), costume design by Theresa Squire (Broadway: HIGH FIDELITY), sound design by M.L. Dogg (Broadway: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN), and projection design by Brad Peterson (Broadway: FISH IN THE DARK), with casting by Stephanie Klapper, the production stage manager is Christine Catti and General Manager/Producer is Julie Crosby.
The author of numerous plays including BETWEEN DAYLIGHT AND BOONEVILLE (Kennedy Center and Off-Broadway), BRUCE LEE IS DEAD and I'M NOT FEELING TOO GOOD EITHER, and a professor of playwriting at Columbia University, Matt Williams created and produced "Home Improvement," was a writer/producer of "The Cosby Show," and created "Roseanne." He directed the world-premiere musical OPEN HEART and produced THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Off-Broadway. His various film credits include WHAT WOMEN WANT, WHERE THE HEART IS, WHAT MEN WANT and THE KEEPING ROOM.
John Pasquin (Director) is a director, and producer of film, television, and theatre. His first play in New York was Michael Weller's Moonchildren, for which he won an Obie. He then worked for Joe Papp at The Public Theatre and the New York Shakespeare Festival, directing original work by John Guare: LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY, with Shirley Knight and Murray Abraham, and Thom Babe's KID CHAMPION, with Chris Walken. In the Park, he directed COMEDY OF ERRORS with a cast of clowns, and MEASURE FOR MEASURE, with Meryl Streep and Sam Waterston. He has directed at most East Coast Rep Theaters including Long Wharf, McCarter, Center Stage, & Arena Stage. He was the original Producer/Director for HOME IMPROVEMENT and LAST MAN STANDING and has received a People's Choice Award, and been nominated for three Emmys for his work on "Home Improvement" and "L.A. Law." He has also directed four films including THE SANTA CLAUSE, and MISS CONGENIALITY II.
One of the most renowned theatres in the country, Cherry Lane Theatre has produced a large succession of plays by leading writers from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Gertrude Stein, Samuel Beckett, Edward Albee, and Harold Pinter. Cherry Lane Theatre's non-profit company in residence was founded by Angelina Fiordellisi 1996 and remains devoted to developing and producing new works for the stage. Seri Lawrence is Artistic Director, Reed Ridgley is Development Manager, Sangeeta Bhagat is Director of Individual and Corporate Giving, Lex Morton is Facility Manager, and Mary Geerlof is Director of Community Engagement.
ACTUALLY, WE'RE F**KED is presented as part of CLT's Founder's Project whose productions have included OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES, starring Estelle Parsons and Judith Ivey, THE TRAVELING LADY starring Karen Ziemba and Lynn Cohen and Charles Mee's FIRST LOVE with Michael O'Keefe.
ACTUALLY, WE'RE F**KED will now run through April 21, 2019, Running 90 minutes, no intermission, it plays Tuesday at 7 PM; Wednesday - Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 5 PM & 9 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets to ACTUALLY, WE'RE F**KED are $65-$95 and are available by visiting www.CherryLaneTheatre.org, by calling 866-811-4111 or by visiting the Cherry Lane Theatre at 38 Commerce Street.
Photo by Monique Carboni