Smart People, Starring Joshua Jackson, Opens Tonight Off-Broadway

News   Smart People, Starring Joshua Jackson, Opens Tonight Off-Broadway The New York premiere of Lydia R. Diamond's Smart People officially opens Feb. 10 at Second Stage Theatre, following previews that began Jan. 27. Directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon, the cast features Joshua Jackson ("Dawson's Creek," "The Affair") and Mahershala Ali ("House of Cards"). 

Performances of the Off-Broadway production are at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre. Also included in the cast are Anne Son ("My Generation") and Tessa Thomson ("Selma").

Mahershala Ali and Joshua Jackson
Mahershala Ali and Joshua Jackson Photo by Matthew Murphy

"The quest for love, achievement and identity is universal, but what role does race play in the story of our lives?" ask press notes. "On the eve of Obama’s first election, four Harvard intellectuals find themselves entangled in a complex web of social and sexual politics in this provocative and funny new play by Lydia R. Diamond."

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The production features scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Paul Tazewell, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, lighting design by Jason Lyons and projection design by Zach Borovay.

To purchase tickets visit 2ST.com or call the box office at (212) 246-4422.


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