Theresa Rebeck's What We’re Up Against Debuts Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   Theresa Rebeck's What We’re Up Against Debuts Off-Broadway
Gender and workplace politics collide in Rebeck's 1992 play, which is being staged in New York City for the first time.
Jim Parrack, Krysta Rodriguez, Skylar Astin, Marg Helgenberger, and Damian Young Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Performances begin October 28 for the Off-Broadway premiere of What We’re Up Against by Theresa Rebeck. Written by the Pulitzer Prize nominee in 1992, the play premiered in San Francisco nearly 20 years later and has since gone on to have acclaimed regional productions.

Performances are at the WP Theater (2162 Broadway). The production from WP Theater and Segal NYC Productions is directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (Dry Land, Empathitrax).

Theresa Rebeck Joseph Marzullo/WENN

What We’re Up Against is set in a small architecture firm, where new recruit Eliza is struggling to get a foothold; it is billed as a “darkly funny and all-too-relevant comedy of gender politics.”

The cast is made up of Teen Choice Award winner Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect, Spring Awakening), Jim Parrack (True Blood, Of Mice and Men), Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening, Trial & Error, Quantico), Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger (CSI, Erin Brockovich, Arena Stage's The Little Foxes), and Damian Young (House of Cards, All My Sons, The Comeback).

The four-week limited engagement of What We’re Up Against will officially open November 8.

The production features scenic design by Drama Desk Award nominee Narelle Sissons (All My Sons, How I Learned to Drive), costume design by Lortel Award nominee Tilly Grimes (Small Mouth Sounds), lighting design by Grant Yeager (Now. Here. This.), and sound design by Lortel Award winner M.L. Dogg (Oh, Hello on Broadway; Here Lies Love). Casting is by Kelly Gillespie, C.S.A.

Tickets for What We’re Up Against are now on sale via or by calling (212) 765-1706.


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