Sonya and Michael’s recent elopement in Vegas seemed like a dream come true for both of them until they try living together in Sonya’s Manhattan studio apartment. As they discover that they haven’t been entirely honest with each other or themselves, their secrets come home to roost along with an intrusive mother, the co-op’s strict Board president, a harsh best friend, and a fabulous washer-dryer. Mayhem ensues as the couple is forced to re-evaluate their relationship and decide whether all really is fair in love and real estate.
Find out if all really is fair in love and real estate in Nandita Shenoy’s new romantic comedy, directed by Benjamin Kamine.
Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row
SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES
PREVIEWS: January 26 – January 31
OPENING NIGHT: February 2, 2016
RUN: February 2 – February 20, 2016
Tuesday @ 7pm | Wednesday-Saturday @ 8pm** | Sunday @ 3pm
**Matinee added: Saturday, February 20th @ 2pm!
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Nandita Shenoy is a writer-actor hailing from Buffalo, NY and living in New York City. Her comedy Washer/Dryer received its world premier at East West Players in Los Angeles last winter and a subsequent production at Victory Gardens in Chicago produced by Rasaka Theater. Another full-length play, Lyme Park: An Austonian Romance of an Indian Nature, received a workshop production at The Round House Theater in Silver Spring, MD, produced by theHegira. Nandita is the winner of the 2014 Father Hamblin Award in Playwriting from the Abingdon Theater Company for her commissioned one-act, Safe Haven. Other one-acts, Marrying Nandini, By Popular Demand, Rules of Engagement, and A More Perfect Date, have been produced in New York City as well as regionally. Acting credits include World premiers of Eric Pfeffinger’s “Some Other Kind of Person” and Richard Dresser’s “Trouble Cometh” as well as a season as a repertory company member at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. She is a member of the Ma- Yi Writers Lab and an Associate of the Dramatists Guild. Nandita holds a Bachelors Degree in English literature with a distinction in the major from Yale University.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Benjamin Kamine is a Manhattan-based stage director. Recent credits include Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw (workshop production at the New Stages Festival, Goodman Theatre), The Dum Dums by Joshua Conkel (Glass Mind Theatre), Pied! by Julia Meinwald and Gordon Leary (Polyphone Festival, University of the Arts), and Samsara by Lauren Yee (Chance Theater). Other favorites include world premieres of Happily Ever by Amina Henry (SDC Guest Artist production at Brooklyn College), Job by Thomas Bradshaw (The Flea Theater), and a cautionary tail by Christopher Oscar Peña (The Flea Theater). Kamine is an Associate Artist at The Flea Theater and the Resident Director at the Jewish Plays Project. He has developed new plays with Ars Nova, Brooklyn College, Cape Cod Theatre Project, EST/Youngblood, The Flea Theater, Jewish Plays Project, Ma-Yi Theatre Company, The New Group, and PlayPenn, among many others. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, was a member of the 14-15 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and was a 14-15 LABA Fellow. He is a member of the 2015-16 Civilians R&D Group. Upcoming Productions: Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw (Goodman Theatre), A Comedy of Manors by Zoe Samuel (Adirondack Theatre Festival). Member: SDC.
CAST AND DESIGN TEAMSam: Jamyl Dobson Wendee: Annie McNamara
Sonya: Nandita Shenoy
Dr. Lee: Jade Wu
Michael: Johnny Wu Scenic Designer: Anshuman Bhatia
Costume Designer: Dede Ayite
Lighting Designer: Jonathan Cottle
Sound Designer: Miles Polaski
Props Designer: Justin Cox Production Stage Manager: Shelley Miles Public Relations: Sam Rudy Assistant Stage Manager: Laura Kim Production Manager: Libby Jensen