PHOTO CALL: Essential Self-Defense Opening Night

News   PHOTO CALL: Essential Self-Defense Opening Night The world premiere of Adam Rapp's Essential Self-Defense opened Off-Broadway March 28 at Playwrights Horizons.
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The play-with-music by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Adam Rapp features Heather Goldenhersh, a Tony Award nominee for Doubt — and a TV star since the bow of the 2006 sitcom, "The Class" — returning to her roots at PH, where she appeared in Freedomland, Goodnight Children Everywhere and Psych. Directed by Edge co-founder and artistic director Carolyn Cantor (Orange Flower Water, Rapp's Stone Cold Dead Serious), the production continues to April 15 at Playwrights Horizons' intimate Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 W. 42nd Street.

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At left (from top): Paul Sparks and Heather Goldenhersh; Adam Rapp; director Carolyn Cantor and scenic designer David Korins; Michael Chernus; Ray Rizzo and Guy Boyd; Joel Marsh Garland; Lucas Papaelias; and Anthony Rapp.

photos by Aubrey Reuben