This past weekend we were able to take in opening night of Actually, We’re F**cked, a new play by Matt Williams of Home Improvement, the Cosby Show and Roseanne fame.
The play is taking place at the Cherry Lane Theater, which has put on works by writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Samuel Beckett, Edward Albee and Harold Pinter. John Pasquin, who was part of the Home Improvement team and directed the Santa Clause and Miss Congeniality II, directs the show. Lighting design for the show is provided by Paul Miller, costume design by Theresa Squire, sound design by M.L. Dogg, projection design by Brad Peterson and Robin Vest created the show’s set design, which rounds out the overall team.
The cast of Actually, We’re F**cked features a seasoned cast with many accomplishments. Mairin Lee made her Broadway debut in Heiress and television shows, Madam Secretary, The Good Wife and Elementary. Keren Lugo was in the regional production of Water by the Spoonful and television shows, New Americans and New Amsterdam.
Ben Rappaport was last seen in Fiddler on the Roof as Perchik and starred in Picnic on Broadway. His career runs the gamut on television and film in shows like Outsourced, Younger, Ozark, Mr. Robot and most recently, For the People. Gabriel Sloyer also has an impressive list of shows under his belt; including Orange is the New Black, Narcos, Power, Limitless, The Blacklist and Jessica Jones. Together they combine as the powerhouse cast of this production.
The synopsis of the play is described as “four millennials order take-out every Thursday, drink too much wine and argue over how to rescue the planet. They know the world is a dumpster fire, and they’re the generation to fix it. That is, until someone makes a life-changing announcement that challenges their beliefs.” However, the focus was really on the announcement, which ends up being a secret that shakes this friend group to their core. The information erupts and sends a ripple through the lives of the characters. The play is not for the faint of heart or those that can’t handle a little scandal.
You can get tickets of your own for the run at www.CherryLaneTheatre.org, by calling 866.811.4111 or by visiting the box office. Tickets will run you $65-$95. Let us know what you think!
– Stephanie Carino
Actually, We’re F**cked
Through April 21st
Cherry Lane Theater
38 Commerce Street
New York, NY 10014
Photos provided by Monique Carboni