Read Reviews for Off-Broadway's Happy Talk

The Verdict   Read Reviews for Off-Broadway's Happy Talk
See what critics think of Jesse Eisenberg’s new drama, now playing at the Signature.
Nico Santos, Susan Sarandon, and Marin Ireland Monique Carboni

The world premiere of Happy Talk opened 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, saint of the suburbs and star of the community production of South Pacific, Lorraine (Sarandon), attempts to find her mother's aid, Serbian immigrant Ljuba (Ireland), a husband. The cast also features Crazy Rich Asians' Nico Santos, Tedra Millan (Present Laughter), and Daniel Oreskes (Oslo).

Read reviews for Happy Talk below. Check back for updates.

DC Theatre Scene (Jonathan Mandell)

The Guardian (Benjamin Lee)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

New York Stage Review (Michael Sommers)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

The Wrap (Thom Geier)

Happy Talk 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. Performances began April 30.

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