Inside Opening Night for Happy Talk Off-Broadway

Photos   Inside Opening Night for Happy Talk Off-Broadway
 
Susan Sarandon, Marin Ireland, Nico Santos, and more are part of the world premiere from The New Group.
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Jesse Eisenberg, Daniel Oreskes, Susan Sarandon, Marin Ireland, Nico Santos, Tedra Millan, and Scott Elliott Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The world premiere of Happy Talk opened May 16 at the Pershing Square Signature Center. The new play by Oscar-nominated actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg, produced by the New Group and directed by Scott Elliott, stars Oscar winner Susan Sarandon and Tony nominee Marin Ireland.

In Happy Talk, Lorraine (Sarandon) is a saint of the suburbs. On top of trying to save her dying mother, miserable husband, and estranged daughter, she’s starring as Bloody Mary in the Jewish Community Center production of South Pacific. When her mother’s home aide, Serbian immigrant Ljuba (Ireland), asks for help finding a husband, Lorraine takes on her most challenging role to date: matchmaker.

Flip through photos from opening night below:

The cast also features Crazy Rich Asians' Nico Santos, Tedra Millan (Present Laughter), and Daniel Oreskes (Oslo).

The production features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen.

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