Under the direction of Sheryl Kaller (Dangerous Beauty), the Naked Angels production began performances at the Peter Jay Sharpe Theatre May 26 and opened to positive reviews June 3. The sold-out production, which was to close June 21, resulted in three extensions through Aug. 8.
The cast of Next Fall features Patrick Breen (Fuddy Meers, Brighton Beach Memoirs), Maddie Corman (Isn't It Romantic, "Some Kind of Wonderful"), Sean Dugan (Corpus Christi, Rough Crossing), Patrick Heusinger ("Gossip Girl," Spamalot), Connie Ray (The Heidi Chronicles) and Cotter Smith (An American Daughter).
Next Fall asks, "What happens when a Christian gives an Atheist the Heimlich?" The play, according to press notes, "chronicles the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke as they wrestle with their respective demons. Timely and compelling, the play places the Prop 8 controversy in a human context by exploring what it means to 'believe' in this day and age, and what it might cost us not to."
Designing the production are Wilson Chin (scenic design), Jessica Wegener (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design) and Bart Fasbender (sound design).
Next Fall was produced by Barbara Manocherian with Jeff Davis and Anthony Barrile. The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre is located at 416 West 42nd Street.