Under the direction of Sheryl Kaller (Dangerous Beauty), Next Fall began previews at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre May 26 and opened to encouraging reviews June 3. The production, which was originally slated to close June 21, extended through July 5, and has now added an additional week through July 11.
The cast features Patrick Breen (Fuddy Meers, Brighton Beach Memoirs), Maddie Corman (Isn't It Romantic, "Some Kind of Wonderful"), Sean Dugan (Corpus Christi, Rough Crossing), Patrick Heusinger ("Gossip Girl," Spamalot), Connie Ray (The Heidi Chronicles) and Cotter Smith (An American Daughter).
Naked Angels artistic director Nauffts penned the work, which asks, "What happens when a Christian gives an Atheist the Heimlich?" The play, according to press notes, "chronicles the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke as they wrestle with their respective demons. Timely and compelling, the play places the Prop 8 controversy in a human context by exploring what it means to 'believe' in this day and age, and what it might cost us not to."
Designing the production are Wilson Chin (scenic design), Jessica Wegener (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design) and Bart Fasbender (sound design).
Next Fall is produced by Barbara Manocherian with Jeff Davis and Anthony Barrile.
For tickets, priced $40, phone (212) 279-4200 or visit TicketCentral. The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre is located at 416 West 42nd Street.