The U.S. premiere of Rita Kalnejais' This Beautiful Future plays Theaterlab January 13-30 with an official opening January 15.
The cast includes Francesca Carpanini (All My Sons), Justin Mark (In a Word), Angelina Fiordellisi (Zorba), and Tony nominee Austin Pendleton (The Little Foxes, The Minutes). Jack Serio directs.
This Beautiful Future, which made its world premiere in 2017 at London's The Yard, is set in the middle of a war as two teenagers take shelter from a divided world. Elodie is French and 17. Otto, a German soldier, is 15. Safe from the debris outside, they meet secretly for one night, fall in love, and fall through time.
The production also has scenic design by Frank J. Oliva, lighting design by Stacey Derosier, costume design by Ricky Reynoso, sound design by Christopher Darbassie, projection design by Lacey Erb, and music direction by Emily Erickson. The production stage manager is Kerry Concannon.
All patrons must show proof of a COVID booster shot for all those eligible to receive it. Those not yet eligible will be required to show proof of vaccination. All audience members must wear an N95 or KN95 mask at all times. Cloth masks are permitted, and KN95 masks are available on request. The venue has also been outfitted with an updated air filtration system and air purifiers.
Theaterlab presents the drama in association with Lawryn LaCroix. Tickets are on sale at TheaterLabNYC.com.