Jesse Eisenberg’s Happy Talk Opens Off-Broadway May 16

Off-Broadway News   Jesse Eisenberg’s Happy Talk Opens Off-Broadway May 16
Susan Sarandon, Marin Ireland, Nico Santos, and more are part of the world premiere from The New Group.
Marin Ireland and Susan Sarandon Monique Carboni

The world premiere of Happy Talk opens May 16 at the Pershing Square Signature Center. The new play by Oscar-nominated actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg, produced by the New Group and directed by Scott Elliott, stars Oscar winner Susan Sarandon and Tony nominee Marin Ireland.

In Happy Talk, Lorraine (Sarandon) is a saint of the suburbs. On top of trying to save her dying mother, miserable husband, and estranged daughter, she’s starring as Bloody Mary in the Jewish Community Center production of South Pacific. When her mother’s home aide, Serbian immigrant Ljuba (Ireland), asks for help finding a husband, Lorraine takes on her most challenging role to date: matchmaker.

The cast also features Crazy Rich Asians' Nico Santos, Tedra Millan (Present Laughter), and Daniel Oreskes (Oslo).

The production features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen.

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