Sheryl Kaller Will Helm World Premiere of Meghan Kennedy's Too Much, Too Much, Too Many for Roundabout Underground
By Michael Gioia
The world premiere of Meghan Kennedy's new play Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, helmed by Tony-nominated director Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall), will launch the seventh season of Roundabout Theatre Company's Roundabout Underground series. Performances will begin Oct. 25, prior to an official opening Nov. 20.
Too Much, Too Much, Too Many will play through Jan. 5, 2014, at Roundabout's 62-seat Black Box Theatre, at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.
The cast and creative team will be announced at a later date.
"Bittersweet, poignant and touchingly funny," Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, according to press notes, "is a compelling new drama about the walls we build to protect our hearts — and deciding when it’s time to break them down. Following the death of her husband, Rose locks herself in her bedroom for the better part of a year, leaving her daughter Emma to care for her through the closed door. When the church sends a pastor to help coax Rose out of her room, he soon finds that Rose is not the only one using barriers to hide her true feelings."
Playwright Kennedy is the winner of the 2012 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize for her play Light. Too Much, Too Much, Too Many was developed at the 2012 PlayPenn Conference and earned her Writer-In-Residence at the 2012 Cape Cod Theatre Project. Her other plays include Yours and The Greenest Month. They have been developed and/or produced around the country and in Ireland. She was a nominee for the 2013 Suzan Smith Blackburn Prize and a finalist for the 2013 Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship, 2011 PlayPenn Conference, 2011 Seven Devils Conference, and 2011 Bay Area Playwrights Festival.
Roundabout Underground is an initiative to "showcase new plays that will either allow an experienced director to go back to his/her creative roots or give a debut production to an emerging writer or director." Robyn Goodman (artistic consultant to the Roundabout) curates the initiative.
The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre is located at 111 West 46th Street. For more information and tickets, call (212) 719-1300 or visit RoundaboutTheatre.org.
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