City Theatre to Continue 40th Season with OBLIVION, 3/21-4/26

City Theatre to Continue 40th Season with OBLIVION, 3/21-4/26 City Theatre continues its 40th anniversary season with the comedy Oblivion, by Carly Mensch, directed by Stuart Carden, on-stage in the Hamburg Studio Theatre March 21 - April 26, 2015.

Uber-hip Brooklynites Pam and Dixon take pride in their progressive approach to parenting. But when their 16-year-old daughter Julie lies about where she spent the weekend, their cool façade crumbles. With the help of Julie's friend Bernard, a budding filmmaker, this smart comedy takes a humorous look at Nietzsche, famed film critic Pauline Kael, and what it means to fight for the ones you love.

"Carly's script is really sharp," says Artistic Director Tracy Brigden. "It's full of that same irreverent humor you'd hear in her writing for television. Anyone who is a fan of Weeds or Nurse Jackie will really love this play."

In addition to Oblivion (Steppenwolf's First Look Festival, Westport Playhouse), Carly Mensch is the author of Now Circa Then (Ars Nova, TheatreWorks), All Hail Hurricane Gordo (Humana Festival, Cleveland Play House), and Len, Asleep in Vinyl (2nd Stage/Uptown Series). Carly was also a contributing writer and producer for Weeds and Nurse Jackie, two original series on the Showtime network.

Oblivion features Christopher Larkin, Quentin Maré, Lisa Velten Smith, and Julia Warner, each making their City Theatre debut.

The creative team includes Gianni Downs (scenic design), Sarah Hughey (lighting design), Liz Atkinson (sound design), Ange Vesco (costume design), Jordan Harrison (projection design), and dialect coaching by Melanie Julian.

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