Directed by Jeremy Gold Kronenberg (Gallery Players' Caroline, or Change) with musical direction by Andrew Smithson, performances at the downtown venue are scheduled for April 6, 7, 8, 15, 16 and 17 at 7 PM.
The cast will feature Austin Owen, Doug Chitel, Mark Emerson, Amy Fitts (Off-Broadway's So Help Me God!), Marcie Henderson, Leslie Henstock (Les Miserables national tour), Austin Ku, Heather Jane Rolff (Broadway's Shrek The Musical) and Lou Steele.
Is There Life After High School? features a score by Craig Carnelia and a book by Jeffrey Kindley. The musical, according to press notes, "chronicles the effects that our high school years have had on each and every one of us. Told through various monologues and songs, Is There Life After High School? reflects upon the quintessential high school moments that have made us who we are today. At times hilariously awkward - at times heartbreakingly painful - this production exposes the intimate and vulnerable memories of our high school days."
Jennifer Ashley Tepper will serve as assistant director, and Edward Carignan will choreograph.
The Duplex is located at 61 Christopher Street. For tickets, priced $20 plus a two-drink minimum (MAC and AEA members pay $15 plus minimum), call (212) 868-4444 or visit smarttix.com. *
Opening Doors Theatre Company, founded in 2006 by Suzanne Adams and Hector Coris, is a New York City-based, non-profit performing arts ensemble committed to "developing an eclectic mix of programming through the artistic collaboration of performers as well as playwrights, composers, directors and designers, and providing opportunities for new talent to be seen and heard."