Larroquette, Day, Raymund, Zegen Star in Oliver Parker!, Opening May 17

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Oliver Parker!, Elizabeth Meriwether's play about an unlikely friendship between a 17-year-old boy and a 60-year-old man, opens Off-Broadway May 17 after previews from May 9 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.
Oliver Parker! star John Larroquette
Oliver Parker! star John Larroquette Photo by The Shaltzes/Photographers

StageFARM presents the play, directed by Evan Cabnet. Oliver Parker! continues 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 [played by Zegen] is 17 and Jasper [Larroquette] 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.

Michael Zegen and Johanna Day in <i>Oliver Parker!</i>
Michael Zegen and Johanna Day in Oliver Parker! Photo by The Shaltzes/Photographers
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