At Second Stage, Pulitzer-winning playwright Bruce Norris presents an existential comedy about fate in downtown L.A.
The Off-Broadway production of A Parallelogram closed August 20, 2017. For current Off-Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers: If you knew in advance exactly what was going to happen in your life, and how everything was going to turn out, and if you knew you couldn't do anything to change it, would you still want to go on with your life? That is the question facing Bee who, much to Jay’s confusion, can click through different moments in her life with the touch of a remote control. Past, present and future collide in this sharp existential comedy that questions whether we can make peace with those things we don’t have the power to change.
Author Norris’ "Clybourne Park" won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play as well as the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His other plays include "The Infidel," "Purple Heart," "We All Went Down to Amsterdam," "The Pain and the Itch," "The Unmentionables" and "The Qualms." "A Parallelogram" premiered in Chicago at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 2010. Here's a brief interview with two cast members from that production:
Helmed by "Dear Evan Hansen" and "War Paint" director Michael Greif, the cast includes Tony nominees Celia Keenan-Bolger ("Peter and the Starcatcher," "The Glass Menagerie") and Stephen Kunken ("Enron," "Frost/Nixon"), Juan Castano and Anita Gillette.
What's Second Stage? Second Stage is a long-running producing organization with a recently redesigned Off-Broadway theater in the heart of the midtown theater district, and a smaller space (the company's original home) on the Upper West Side. Established as a 'Second Stage' for shows that didn't find an audience the first time around, the company now combines revivals with new work, and several of its shows have recently made the jump to larger houses across the street. The fare is sometimes a bit racy, but often very approachable...call it quirkiness with an edge. More here.