The world premiere of Matt Williams' Actually, We're F**ked officially opens at the Cherry Lane Theatre Off-Broadway March 7. In the new play, four millennials gather weekly to eat take-out, drink too much wine, and argue over how to unf**k the planet.
Obie winner John Pasquin directs a cast made up of Mairin Lee, Keren Lugo, Ben Rappaport, and Gabriel Sloyer, playing the friends at the heart of the story. They know the world is a dumpster fire, and they're the generation to fix it—until someone makes a life-changing announcement.
Actually, We're F**ked began performances February 26 and is scheduled to run through April 7.
The show features set design by Robin Vest (And Then There Were None), lighting design by Paul Miller (Amazing Grace, Legally Blonde), costume design by Theresa Squire (High Fidelity), sound design by ML Dogg / MuTTT (Straight White Man), and projection design by Brad Peterson (Fish in the Dark). Casting is by Stephanie Klapper, and the production stage manager is Chis Catti.
Williams is a writer, director, actor, and producer who works for the stage and screen. His plays include Bruce Lee Is Dead and I’m Not Feeling Too Good Either, Jason and the Nun, Between Daylight and Boonville, and Fear. He directed the world premiere of the musical Open Heart at the Cherry Lane Theatre and produced The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights Horizons. For the screen, he has written for Roseanne, Home Improvement, and The Cosby Show.