By Andrew Gans
17 Feb 2011
|Photo by Richard Termine|
Directed by Tony Award nominee Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), the open-ended engagement officially opens at the Cherry Lane Theater (38 Commerce Street) Feb. 17 following previews that began Feb. 4.
The four-member cast comprises Donna Bullock (Ragtime, "Against the Grain") as Natalie, Scott Drummond (Hamlet, "All My Children") as Mark, Daniel Oreskes (Billy Elliot, The Miracle Worker) as Elliot and Michael T. Weiss (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, "The Pretender") as John.
At its core, A Perfect Future, press note state, "explores the question of whether people can be married and truly love each other when their political persuasions are diametrically opposed. This high-society evening is about to turn into a night of sexually charged mind-games that could change their lives forever. New York power-couple John and Natalie are hosting a dinner for Elliot, a friend from their days as college radicals. Also invited to the party is Mark, a straight-laced young man from John's risk management firm. With the help of a few too many expensive bottles of wine, the group's past and their long buried secrets resurface. Over the course of this raucous evening, their basic belief systems are upended, as the four must come to terms with each other's true politics and behavior."
David Hay's The Maddening Truth, about legendary writer Martha Gellhorn, had a successful Off-Broadway run at the Clurman Theatre. A graduate of the UCLA Film Theater and Television School and a cultural critic, Hay has also written and directed three films, including "Dirt Cheap."
The creative team includes Charles Corcoran (set), Michael McDonald (costumes), Ben Stanton (lights) and Daniel Kluger (sound). The production stage manager is Donald Fried.
Tickets are priced $69 and are available online at www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.