Roundabout’s Kingdom Come Begins Off-Broadway

News   Roundabout’s Kingdom Come Begins Off-Broadway Jenny Rachel Weiner’s play about online dating and “catfishing” makes its debut at the Black Box Theatre.
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Socorro Santiago, Alex Hernandez and Carmen Herlihy Monica Simoes

Performances begin October 7 for the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Jenny Rachel Weiner’s Kingdom Come. The new play explores the realities of online dating and “catfishing,” in which people use the internet to pretend to be someone else.

Jenny Rachel Weiner
Jenny Rachel Weiner

Kip Fagan directs a cast that includes Brooke Bloom, Carmen M. Herlihy, Alex Hernandez, Socorro Santiago and Stephanie Styles.

The world premiere will officially open November 2 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

Here’s how the theatre bills Kingdom Come: “Samantha (Herlihy) is lonely and confined to her bed. Layne (Bloom) is shy and too afraid of the world to journey into it. When both women decide that online dating might be the outlet they need, they venture into the wilds of the Internet and find deep connection in each other. The only problem: they’re each pretending to be someone else. What happens when the feelings are real but the people are not?”

The creative team for Kingdom Come includes Arnulfo Maldonado (sets), Tilly Grimes (costumes), Thom Weaver (lighting), Daniel Perelstein (sound) and Darrel Maloney (projections).

Take a sneak peek at rehearsal photos:

All tickets for Kingdom Come are $25 and can be purchased online at Roundabouttheatre.org or by calling Roundabout Audience Services at (212) 719-1300.

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