The Break-Up and The Happy Sad to Debut at The Flea

News   The Break-Up and The Happy Sad to Debut at The Flea The world premiere of two one-act plays, The Break-Up and The Happy Sad, will begin March 6 at The Flea Theatre.

Sherri Kronfeld directs the production which will open March 22 at the downtown New York City venue for a run through April 7.

Tommy Smith and Ken Urban pen the double-bill "about nine New Yorkers looking for happiness," according to an announcement. In Smith's The Break Up, "a man falls in love with his drug dealer, with disastrous results." The Happy Sad is explained as "Stan loves Annie, but Annie doesn't love Stan. Marcus loves Aaron, but Marcus doesn't like monogamy."

Nine members of the resident acting ensemble, The Bats, will be featured in the work including Felipe Bonilla, Havilah Brewster, Jane Elliot, Pete Forester, Tom Lipinski, Stephen O'Reilly, John Russo, Annie Scott and Ronald Washington.

The design team for The Break-Up and The Happy Sad are John McDermott (set), Ben Kato (lights), Erin Murphy (costumes) and Brandon Wolcott (sound).

The Flea Theater currently presents a revival of Peter Handke's Offending the Audience (through Feb. 23). Next up for the company is Beau Willimon's Lower Ninth (Feb. 14-April 5) to star Gaius Charles ("Friday Night Lights"), Gbenga Akkinagbe ("The Wire") and James McDaniel ("NYPD Blue"). Tickets to The Break-Up and The Happy Sad at The Flea Theater, 41 White Street (between Broadway & Church Streets) are $20 and available by calling (212) 352-3101. For  more information, visit theflea.org.