Off-Broadway's Lonely, I'm Not Will Star Topher Grace and Olivia Thirlby

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Second Stage Theatre's world-premiere production of Paul Weitz's comedy Lonely, I'm Not will star Topher Grace ("That '70s Show") and Olivia Thirlby ("Juno," Off-Broadway's Farragut North). Previews begin Off-Broadway April 10.

Topher Grace
Topher Grace

Trip Cullman (Playwrights Horizons' current Assistance) will direct. The production will officially open May 7 and play to May 27. Additional casting will be announced.

Here's how Second Stage bills the play: "At an age when most people are discovering what they want to do with their lives, Porter has been married and divorced, earned seven figures as a corporate 'ninja,' and had a nervous breakdown. It's been four years since he's had a job or a date, and he's decided to give life another shot. Lonely, I'm Notis a comic journey that follows Porter as he meets an ambitious young businesswoman who is overcoming her own obstacles to emotional success."

Grace starred in Weitz's 2004 romantic film comedy, "In Good Company," opposite Dennis Quaid and Scarlett Johansson. Thirlby appears opposite Robert DeNiro and Paul Dano in Weitz's upcoming film, "Being Flynn," opening March 2.

Olivia Thirlby

Lonely, I'm Not features scenic design by Mark Wendland; costume design by Emily Rebholz; lighting design by Matt Frey; sound design by Bart Fasbender; and projection design by Aaron Rhyne.

Weitz is the author of the plays Trust, Show People and Privilege, all of which premiered at Second Stage Theatre. His play Mango Tea was produced Off-Broadway with Marisa Tomei and Rob Morrow by New York's Ensemble Studio Theatre, which also produced his next works, Captive, All for One and the acclaimed ensemble comedy Roulette, directed by Trip Cullman. With his brother and frequent collaborator Chris Weitz, he co-directed and adapted the screenplay from Nick Hornby's novel "About a Boy." The screenplay received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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