The Verdict: What Do Critics Think of The Layover?

The Verdict   The Verdict: What Do Critics Think of The Layover?
Leslye Headland’s psychological drama officially opened August 25 at Second Stage Theatre.
Annie Parisse and Adam Rothenberg in The Layover Joan Marcus
Amelia Workman and Arica Himmel in The Layover Joan Marcus

The world premiere of Leslye Headland’s The Layover officially opened August 25 at Second Stage Theatre Off-Broadway. The psychological drama sees the unfurling of a relationship between two strangers who meet during an airport layover, played by Vinyl star Annie Parisse and Adam Rothenberg (Danny and the Deep Blue Sea).

Previews began August 9 for the Trip Cullman-directed play. The cast also features Quincy Dunn-Baker (Draft Day), Arica Himmel, John Procaccino (Clybourne Park). and Amelia Workman (Natasha, Pierre...).

Performances take place at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre.

Read reviews for the world-premiere production below:

The Hollywood Reporter
NBC New York
The New York Times
Time Out New York
The Wrap

See photos from opening night:

“Ever wonder who that stranger is sitting next to you? What is their story? What are they hiding?” ask The Layover production notes. “Shellie and Dex dare to answer these questions after their flight is delayed on a snowy Thanksgiving night. What they discover about themselves, and each other, sends both of their lives into upheaval. A psychological thriller from the darkly funny writer of Bachelorette, The Layover asks the question: Can you ever really get to know somebody when you're hiding so much yourself?”

Tickets for The Layover are available at, by calling the box office at (212) 246-4422 or by visiting the Tony Kiser Theatre at 305 West 43rd Street.

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