HURRICANE PARTY At Cherry Lane Theatre Gets Extended Run
THE COLLECTIVE NY (Ross DeGraw and Sayra Player, Artistic Directors) is pleased to announce the extended run of David Thigpen's Hurricane Party. The production, which opened in early September has been a recent favorite to many New York influencers and will extend its run through October 21st at The Cherry Lane Theatre.
Thigpen's pulverizing southern American voice takes us on a break neck roller coaster ride where the characters are forced to face themselves in the most dangerous time of their lives. This slickly invented and hilariously debaucherous journey into the heart of an approaching storm grabs from the first second and doesn't let go until long after it's too late.
TONY Award nominated Director Maria Dizzia (The Loneliest Number,) Actors, Michael Abbott Jr. (In The Radiant City, Shotgun Stories,) Booker Garrett (Morning is Broken, Uncle Silas, Inside Amy Schumer,) Kevin Kane (Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, Inside Amy Schumer, I Feel Pretty,) Lacy Marie Meyer (Second Chance, The Rainbow Experiment, Inside Amy Schumer,) Sayra Player (A Little Closer, Old Times, Chained for Life,) and Toni Lachelle Pollitt (Reasons to Be Pretty,)
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