Crystal A. Dickinson, Brandon J. Dirden, Aubrey Dollar, Brendan Griffin, Kristin Griffith, Jessica Love, Peter Maloney and K.K. Moggie populate the play. Caitriona McLaughlin directs.
The limited engagement run to Oct. 3.
Here's how Atlantic bills the work: "Heartbroken over the sudden death of her sister Kate (Love), Abby (Dickinson) delves into the world of Kate's final novel to deal with her grief and somehow move on. As the lines blur between the fictional world and her own reality, Abby attempts to make sense of life and death in this funny and poignant play."
Thurber's Scarcity had its world premiere by Atlantic. The playwright worked with director McLaughlin last season on the revival of her play Killers and Other Family. Her other plays include Where We're Born, Ashville, Stay, Monstrosity and Dillingham City.
The creative team for Bottom of the World includes scenic designer Walt Spangler, costume designer Emily Rebholz, lighting designer Matthew Richards, sound designer Robert Kaplowitz and movement consultant Kelly Maurer.
Bottom of the World was developed at the Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival in 2009.
Bottom of the World will play Tuesday–Saturday at 7:30 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 PM. There will be an added 7 PM performance on Sept. 5.
All tickets are $45. Atlantic Stage 2 is at 330 West 16th Street. For more information, visit www.atlantictheater.org.