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Surely Goodness and Mercy - 2019 - Off-Broadway

$65-$80

Set in an under-funded public school in Newark, Surely Goodness and Mercy by rising playwright Chisa Hutchinson, tells the story of a bible-toting boy with a photographic memory who befriends the cantankerous old lunch lady. Against all odds, Tino and Bernadette help each other through the mess of growing up and growing old.

Surely Goodness and Mercy has spent the last year charming audiences across the country. Now, Keen is honored to bring this vibrant new play to New York for the first time.

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Clurman Theater

(New York, NY)
410 West 42nd Street

Surely Goodness and Mercy Off-Broadway Cast



 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 73rd Rolling World Premiere (RWP): Surely Goodness and Mercy by Chisa Hutchinson.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017
That's Deja up there. She's talking to Tino, who is busy reading the Bible at school. They're both excited to meet you as Chisa Hutchinson's Surely Goodness and Mercy goes into previews THIS FRIDAY, September 29!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017
Tino is a 12-year old boy in one of Newark's public schools. Picked on by fellow students for his studiousness and love of reading the Bible, and harassed by his aunt, who became his guardian after the violent death of his mother, he befriends Bernadette, the school lunch lady who doesn't like kids.
by Blair Howell - Sep 12, 2017
SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY is an engaging new light comedy with a agreeably subtle religious theme, expertly directed and staged by Salt Lake Acting Company.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of Kevin Artigue's SHEEPDOG, a love story that investigates the blurred lines between duty and passion in the face of police brutality, directed by Wardell Julius Clark.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017
After a week of previews, Writers Theatre of New Jersey is happy and proud to open the 2017-18 season with the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Surely Goodness and Mercy.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates its 73rd Rolling World Premiere (RWP): Surely Goodness and Mercy by Chisa Hutchinson as it Rolls through Writers Theatres of New Jersey.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The Fire This Time Festival, the destination for early career and emerging playwrights from the African diaspora, announces its 2020 dates. The 14-day festival, presented in collaboration with FRIGID New York, which annually honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place from January 20 to February 2, 2020. This year, seven commissioned dramatists will be presented in repertoire as part of the annual celebration held at the Kraine Theater in the East Village.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
Proof of Love, the world premiere play by Audible-commissioned playwright Chisa Hutchinson (Surely Goodness and Mercy), directed by Jade King Carroll (The Gin Game), and starring Brenda Pressley (The Lyons, Almost Home, Seven Guitars), begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7
by - May 4, 2019
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/4/2019.
by Review Roundups - May 16, 2019
Proof of Love opened earlier this week at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say.
by - May 11, 2019
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/11/2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2019
Performances began Tuesday February 26th, for the New York premiere of Surely Goodness and Mercy, a truly Keen story about an exceptional boy living a troubled life in Newark, NJ who does a good deed for an often unnoticed person. Sarita Covington, Jay Mazyck, Brenda Pressley, Courtney Thomas, and Cezar Williams star under Jessi D. Hill's direction. Performances for this limited Off-Broadway engagement of Surely Goodness and Mercy will continue through Saturday April 13th only, with opening night set for Wednesday March 13th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
Audible Inc. has announced new casting today for the world premiere of Proof of Love, the new play by Audible-commissioned playwright Chisa Hutchinson (Surely Goodness and Mercy, Somebody's Daughter), directed by Jade King Carroll (The Gin Game, Hello From the Children of Planet Earth) and produced in association with New York Theatre Workshop. The production will now feature Brenda Pressley (The Lyons, Almost Home, Seven Guitars), replacing the previously announced Suzzanne Douglas who is withdrawing due to personal reasons.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2019
Magic Window Productions will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of RANDOM ACTS, a drama written and performed by Obie Award winner Renata Hinrichs (A Simple Heart, Debbie Does Dallas, Einstein's Dreams). Directed by Jessi D. Hill, previews begin February 14 at TBG Mainstage Theatre. Opening is set for Wednesday, February 20.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
Audible Inc., the world's largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, is pleased to announce the world premiere of Proof of Love, the new play by Audible-commissioned playwright Chisa Hutchinson (Surely Goodness and Mercy, Somebody's Daughter), directed by Jade King Carroll (The Gin Game, Hello From the Children of Planet Earth), and starring Suzzanne Douglas ("The Parent 'Hood," 3 Penny Opera, School of Rock) as the next Audible Theater production at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Proof of Love will be produced in association with New York Theatre Workshop.
by Sarah Hookey - Mar 12, 2019
The Tank in association with All For One Theater will present the World Premiere of Open at The Tank from June 7-22.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Theatre production company Parity Productions has released its monthly list of Qualifying Productions for March -their popular directory of New York City shows in which the individual creative teams have 50% of the positions filled with cis women and/or trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists (directors, designers, and playwrights). 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Corkscrew Theater Festival is pleased to announce the mainstage casts for its third annual festival, which runs July 10-August 3 at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street, Manhattan). The festival features four world premieres, four workshop productions, and four readings performed in repertory over four weeks, with 80 performances in all. As in past years, special attention has been given to theater makers who are developing work through tight-knit collaborations. Tickets are now on sale.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
The Flea Theater is proud to announce the addition of six new Resident Directors to its intensive practicum for early-career directors. Rebecca Aparicio, Jake Beckhard, Daniella Caggiano, Lauren DeLeon, Will Steinberger, and Raz Golden will join the current group of Resident Directors. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Shattered Globe Theatre announces its 2019-20 Season, featuring two Chicago premieres: BE HERE NOW by Deborah Zoe Laufer, directed by Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner* a?" a bittersweet comedy about searching for happiness; and SHEEPDOG by Kevin Artigue, directed by Wardell Julius Clark a?" a love story colliding with today's headlines; followed by WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING by Andrew Bovell, directed by Elizabeth Margolius a?" a stunning mystery of love and loss that reverberates through four generations.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
The JOCUNDA MUSIC, FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL Presents A Virtual Play Reading of THE BREAKING POINT by Karen Brown and directed by Van Dirk Fisher on Sunday, July 26th at 8PM EST and 1AM BST on Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
The JOCUNDA MUSIC, FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL Presents A Virtual Play Reading of THE BREAKING POINT by Karen Brown and directed by Van Dirk Fisher on Sunday, July 26th at 8PM EST and 1AM BST on Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Corkscrew Theater Festival continues its commitment to developing new work through the Corkscrew Reading Series, part of its third annual festival, which runs July 10-August 3 at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street, Manhattan).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018
Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced his plans for the upcoming season: 'I am thrilled to announce Keen Company's 19th season, two uplifting stories about the big impact of small actions. This fall Keen will produce our fourth intimate musical, the first NY revival of Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days. I've been a fan of Adam's work for years and am so excited to work with him to bring this beloved musical to life in a brand new production with new orchestrations. Ordinary Days beautifully depicts the search for connection and how one person's actions can influence complete strangers. In the spring we will present the New York premiere of Surely Goodness and Mercy, a truly Keen story about an exceptional boy living a troubled life in Newark, NJ who does a good deed for an often unnoticed person. Chisa is a rare writer who speaks to our complicated times today with a full heart and a singular voice. I am thrilled to welcome her into the Keen family,' said Silverstein.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Passage Theatre Company recently concluded a $15,000 fundraising campaign to keep its lights on amidst the health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced the cast for the New York premiere of  Surely Goodness and Mercy, a truly Keen story about an exceptional boy living a troubled life in Newark, NJ who does a good deed for an often unnoticed person.   Sarita Covington, Jay Mazyck, Brenda Pressley, Courtney Thomas, and Cezar Williams will star under Jessi D. Hill's direction. The design team includes Lee Savage (scenic), Nicole Wee (costumes), Devorah Kengmana (lighting), and Sadah Espii Proctor (sound).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018
Redtwist Theatre presents the National New Play Network rolling world premiere Surely Goodness and Mercy by Chisa Hutchinson, Directed by Wardell Julius Clark. The show opens Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 3pm and runs Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm; Sun at 3pm, through Sun, March 18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018
Redtwist Theatre presents the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere** Surely Goodness and Mercy by Chisa Hutchinson, directed by Wardell Julius Clark. The show opens Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 3pm and runs Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm; Sun at 3pm, through Sun, March 18.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
Today, influencer and talent manager ChiChi Anyanwu of the NYC Black Theater Network, Marcia Pendelton, President of Walk Tall Girl Productions/Black Theater Online, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Kevin Young, Director, Schomburg Center) announced BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS: THEY SPEAK. WHO LISTENS? A Black Theater Winter Preview: Broadway and Off-Broadway Edition. The event is scheduled at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Blvd) on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Four-time Tony Award-winning producer Ron Simons of SimonSays Entertainment (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Porgy & Bess, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Jitney) will host the program whose purpose is to bring attention to the unprecedented number of plays by black playwrights being produced on Broadway and Off-Broadway this season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
Magic Window Productions will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of RANDOM ACTS, a drama written and performed by Obie Award winner Renata Hinrichs (A Simple Heart, Debbie Does Dallas, Einstein's Dreams). Directed by Jessi D. Hill, previews begin February 14 at TBG Mainstage Theatre. Opening is set for Wednesday, February 20.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
Enjoy 2 house seats to Surely Goodness and Mercy by Chisa Hutchinson at the Keen Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019
Performances begin tomorrow, Tuesday February 26th, for the New York premiere of  Surely Goodness and Mercy, a truly Keen story about an exceptional boy living a troubled life in Newark, NJ who does a good deed for an often unnoticed person.   Sarita Covington, Jay Mazyck, Brenda Pressley, Courtney Thomas, and Cezar Williams star under Jessi D. Hill's direction.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC), Utah's leading destination for brave, contemporary theatre, presents the world premiere of FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET by Elaine Jarvik. The new work, which marks Jarvik's third play to receive a New Play Sounding Series reading and, subsequently, a full production at SLAC, will run in the Chapel Theatre March 12 through 22, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
Magic Window Productions will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of RANDOM ACTS, a drama written and performed by Obie Award winner Renata Hinrichs (A Simple Heart, Debbie Does Dallas, Einstein's Dreams). Directed by Jessi D. Hill, previews begin February 14 at TBG Mainstage Theatre. Opening is set for Today, February 20.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
Magic Window Productions will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of RANDOM ACTS, a drama written and performed by Obie Award winner Renata Hinrichs (A Simple Heart, Debbie Does Dallas, Einstein's Dreams). Directed by Jessi D. Hill, previews begin February 14 at TBG Mainstage Theatre. Opening is set for Today, February 20.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
Magic Window Productions will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of RANDOM ACTS, a drama written and performed by Obie Award winner Renata Hinrichs (A Simple Heart, Debbie Does Dallas, Einstein's Dreams). Directed by Jessi D. Hill, previews began February 14 at TBG Mainstage Theatre. Opening is set for Wednesday, February 20.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the continuation of the Rolling World Premiere (RWP), Surely Goodness and Mercy by Chisa Hutchinson, at Redtwist Theatre. The play, commissioned by Writers Theatre of New Jersey, will receive a total of three distinct NNPN RWP productions, rolling through Member Theaters Salt Lake Acting Company (September 6-October 15, UT), Writers Theatre of New Jersey (September 28-October 15, Madison, NJ), and Redtwist Theatre (February 17-March 18, Chicago, IL). Surely Goodness and Mercy is NNPN's 73rd Rolling World Premiere.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
Magic Window Productions will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of RANDOM ACTS, a drama written and performed by Obie Award winner Renata Hinrichs (A Simple Heart, Debbie Does Dallas, Einstein's Dreams). Directed by Jessi D. Hill, previews begin February 14 at TBG Mainstage Theatre. Opening is set for Wednesday, February 20.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
Magic Window Productions will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of RANDOM ACTS, a drama written and performed by Obie Award winner Renata Hinrichs (A Simple Heart, Debbie Does Dallas, Einstein's Dreams). Directed by Jessi D. Hill, previews begin February 14 at TBG Mainstage Theatre. Opening is set for Wednesday, February 20.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
Magic Window Productions will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of RANDOM ACTS, a drama written and performed by Obie Award winner Renata Hinrichs (A Simple Heart, Debbie Does Dallas, Einstein's Dreams). Directed by Jessi D. Hill, previews begin February 14 at TBG Mainstage Theatre. Opening is set for Wednesday, February 20.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
Raven Theatre announces its 2019-20 Season, kicking off this fall with the Chicago premiere of Rachel Bonds' drama SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle and featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons. This warm, delicate play with music is an honest look at the hard work of holding a family together and re-connecting with what we've left behind.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Shattered Globe Theatre will continue its 2019-20 Season with the Chicago premiere of Kevin Artigue's SHEEPDOG, a love story that investigates the blurred lines between duty and passion in the face of police brutality, directed by Wardell Julius Clark. SHEEPDOG will play January 16 a?" February 29, 2020 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.shatteredglobe.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, January 19  at 3 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first ballot cast by a woman in US history, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, and International Women's Day, Salt Lake Acting Company presents a world premiere from Utah's own, Elaine Jarvik.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 73rd Rolling World Premiere (RWP): Surely Goodness and Mercy by Chisa Hutchinson.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
The Tank in association with All For One Theater will present the World Premiere of Open, written by Crystal Skillman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018
The Jeff Awards announced today a total of 115 nominations in 19 categories for the 45th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
Proof of Love, the world premiere play by Audible-commissioned playwright Chisa Hutchinson (Surely Goodness and Mercy), directed by Jade King Carroll (The Gin Game), and starring Brenda Pressley (The Lyons, Almost Home, Seven Guitars), is now in rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
The Avenue Blackbox Theatre closes its successful inaugural season with its most ambitious production to date - 'Things Went Horribly Wrong,' on stage from April 25 to May 5. This world-premiere production will break boundaries and initiate a new model for immersive theatre that engages community in transformative conversations and relationships. Through this bold new process, theater will be experienced as an alivening contribution to social change.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Theatre production company Parity Productions has released its monthly list of Qualifying Productions for April -their popular directory of New York City shows in which the individual creative teams have 50% of the positions filled with women and/or trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists (directors, designers, and playwrights).