Casting Announced for What to Do When You Hate All Your Friends | Playbill

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News Casting Announced for What to Do When You Hate All Your Friends What to Do When You Hate All Your Friends is the provocative title of a new "anti-social comedy" that will begin performances July 19 at the The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row.

Presented by Four Chairs Theatre Company, Larry Kunofsky's play will officially open July 24 and run through Aug. 9 at the Off-Broadway venue. Jacob Krueger ("The Matthew Shepard Story") directs.

The cast features Todd D'Amour, Carrie Keranen, Josh Lefkowitz, Susan Louise O'Connor and Amy Staats.

"Matt is a guy who hates all his friends," according to What to Do production notes. "Celia is a woman at the center of The Friends, a secret group that has perfected friendship through special rules and a rigid ranking system. Can a guy who hates all his friends and a woman who needs friendship to go by-the-book figure out a way to spend time together without going mental? Set in a world of secret hottub parties, craigslist hookups, and the myriad of ways people try to control intimacy by keeping it away, this edgy and witty new comedy looks at how romance and friendship works – or doesn't work - in the way we live now."

The creative team includes Ryan Maeker (sound design), Niluka Hotaling (set design), Gina Scherr (lighting design) and Melissa Trn (costume design). Sally Jane Kerschen-Sheppard is the production manager.

Larry Kunofsky is also the author of A Guy Adrift in the Universe. He has been a resident at the Edward Albee Foundation, and is a three-time winner of the John Golden Award for Drama and a member of The Dramatists Guild. Show times are Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM with matinees Sundays at 2 PM.

The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row is located at 410 West 42nd Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. Tickets, priced $18, are available by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting

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