Joining the previously announced Julie White as Grace Warren, Aya Cash as Lauren Barrett, Will Rogers as Charlie and Joel Van Liew as Mr Goldberger/Stevens will be Jenni Barber (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Kate, Arija Bareikis (The Last Night of Ballyhoo) as Caroline, Brian Hutchison (Proof) as Daniel Warren and Tobias Segal (Doris to Darlene) as Kenny Barrett. Liz Flahive's play — presented by MTC and Ars Nova — will be directed by Leigh Silverman.
In From Up Here, press notes state, "Kenny Barrett (Segal) did something that has his mother (White) and everyone around him worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that’s going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school. At home, his family is struggling with second marriages, surprise visits, school dances and forgotten dry cleaning."
The creative team also includes Allen Moyer (scenic design), Mattie Ullrich (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design), Jill BC DuBoff (sound design) and Tom Kitt (original music).
Playwright Liz Flahive is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dramatic Writing. Her plays have been produced, workshopped or read at NYU, Williamstown Theater Festival, Naked Angels and Ars Nova. She also volunteers with The 52nd Street Project, an organization that pairs inner-city kids with professional theatre artists to create original theatre.
City Center Stage I is located at 131 West 55th Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 581-1212, by logging on to NYCityCenter.org or by visiting the New York City Center box office.
For information visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.