New Comedy Judy, Set in 2040, Opens Off-Broadway Tonight

News   New Comedy Judy, Set in 2040, Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
 
Page 73's production of Max Posner's comedy Judy, helmed by two-time Obie winner Ken Rus Schmoll, officially opens at the New Ohio Theatre Off-Broadway Sept. 10.

Frenie Acoba
Frenie Acoba

Previews began Sept. 1, and the enagement is set to continue through Sept. 26.

The cast features Broadway child stars Frenie Acoba (Matilda) and Luka Kain (South Pacific) as well as Birgit Huppuch (Blood Play), Deirdre O’Connell (By the Water), Marcel Spears (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Danny Wolohan (An Octoroon).

The characters in Judy may be living in the year 2040, but not much has changed. Timothy's wife has just left him and in an attempt to cope with the separation, he and his sisters are spending a mysterious amount of time together in the basement. The kids are beginning to ask questions. Described by Page 73 as a "subterranean comedy," the play "explores how one family hangs on when technology fails and communication breaks down."

Posner was the 2012 P73 Playwriting Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Colony Fellow and is currently writer-in-residence at Williamstown. He received the 2011 Heideman Award from Actors Theatre of Louisville and the 2015 Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit NewOhio.

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