HAPPILY AFTER EVER Begins 3/30 at 59E59 Theaters
59E59 Theaters will welcome the Ricochet Collective with HAPPILY AFTER EVER, written by Laura Zlatos and directed by Sherri Eden Barber. HAPPILY AFTER EVER begins performances on Wednesday, March 30 for a limited engagement through Saturday, April 16. Press opening is Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday - Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.
Newlyweds Darren and Janet want nothing more than to build the perfect life together. But when Janet gives birth to a baby with both male and female genitalia, they find themselves in the unlikely position of having to choose a gender for their child-all while competing with the perfect couple next door and dealing with a misunderstood family dog-in this hilarious battle-of-the-sexes.
Acclaimed playwright David Henry Hwang called HAPPILY AFTER EVER a "hilarious, innovative and ultimately wise new play... HAPPILY AFTER EVER strikes at the heart of today's charged debates around sexual roles and gender identity."
The cast features Jeffrey Brian Adams (Promises, Promises at San Francisco Playhouse), Jim Anderson, Brennan Lowery (Chicago's Second City); Marlon Meikle (Le Poisson Rouge, Incubator Arts Project, The Bushwick Starr, Joe's Pub); and Molly-Ann Nordin (A.R. Gurney's Family Furniture at The Flea).
The design team includes Rebecca Lord-Surratt (set design); Megan Dallas Estes (lighting design); Stephanie Levin (costume design); and Mark Van Hare (sound designer and composer). The dramaturg is Stephen Christensen.
Sherri Eden Barber (director) is a New York-based theater director and Artistic Associate at Rattlestick Theater. Recent credits: Gordy Crashes (Ricochet Collective), Mr. Landing Takes A Fall (The Flea), Herman Kline's Midlife Crisis (The Beckett), 24 Hour Plays (American Airlines Theatre), Inadmissible (Canal Park Playhouse), Latrell: Live Tonight! (Joe's Pub), Bent (New School for Drama), Remission and Happily After Ever (Signature Theatre/Columbia), Moonlight on the Bayou and Pump (Frederick Lowe Theatre/Hunter College), Carthaginians and Angels in America, Perestroika (Stella Adler Conservatory/NYU), Tapefaces (Ars Nova/ANTFest), Dance Lessons (Theatre Row, winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival), Empire of the Trees (Abingdon Theatre), References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (Hangar Theatre), Only You Can Prevent Wildfires (Culture Project), How To Quit Smoking and Baptism (Atlantic). She has developed new work with Rattlestick, Orchard Project, New York Theatre Workshop, Harlem Stage, Classic Theatre of Harlem, Primary Stages, Flea Theater, Culture Project, 24 Hour Play Company, and Old Vic. Sherri is a Drama League Directing Fellow, recipient of the US/UK Exchange Award, and co-founder/Artistic Director of Ricochet Collective. MFA: The New School for Drama.
Laura Zlatos (playwright) is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Recent credits include: Things I Never Learned in Physics (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Happily After Ever (Signature Theatre), Three Hours (HERE Arts), Odd.A.See (Arts@Renaissance), The Light in the Refrigerator (Strawberry Theatre Festival) and Fault Line (American Avant-Garde Arts Festival). Laura received her MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University and her BFA in Dramatic Writing and Gender and Sexuality Studies from NYU. She is currently pursuing an MA in Performance Studies at NYU and is a resident playwright with the Exquisite Corpse Company. Upcoming productions include Exposure (Gene Frankel Theatre), a devised play produced by Next in Line Productions, and Secession 2015 (Governors Island), produced by the ECC.