Larroquette, Day, Raymund, Zegen Star in Oliver Parker!, Beginning May 9

News   Larroquette, Day, Raymund, Zegen Star in Oliver Parker!, Beginning May 9 Elizabeth Meriwether's play about an unlikely friendship between a 17-year-old boy and a 60-year-old man, Oliver Parker!, begins previews Off-Broadway May 9 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

John Larroquette and Johanna Day
John Larroquette and Johanna Day

StageFARM presents the work that is directed by Evan Cabnet. Oliver Parker! will officially open May 17 and continue through June 6.

The cast features Emmy Award-winning actor John Larroquette ("Night Court"), Tony nominee Johanna Day (Proof, Peter and Jerry, August: Osage County), Monica Raymund (The Color of Desire) and Michael Zegen ("Rescue Me").

"Oliver is 17 and Jasper is 60," according to StageFARM. "They are best friends. Oliver wants to get laid, and Jasper wants to help. Jasper wants to drink himself to death, and Oliver wants to save him. And they share a secret that could ruin them both... if it hasn't already."

The design team includes Lauren Helpern (set design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Jessica Shay (costume design) and Zane Birdwell (sound design).

Meriwether, who is a playwright in residence at Ars Nova, has penned the plays The Mistakes Madeline Made, Heddatron, Nicky Goes Goth, The True Love Story My Parents and 90 Days.

For tickets, priced $37.50, visit Telecharge.com.

The Cherry Lane Theatre is located in Manhattan at 38 Commerce Street, between Barrow and Bedford Streets.

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