A dark comedy that follows Sofia, an empathy coach at a debt collection agency, as she discovers the absurdity - and the danger - of a world where some people's feelings matter more than others'.
From the producers: In Mara Nelson-Greenberg's dazzling dark comedy, Sofia is hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency - and clearly, she has her work cut out for her. These employees can barely identify what an emotion is, much less practice deep, radical compassion for others. As they painstakingly stumble towards enlightenment, someone keeps mugging Eva in the kitchen, and the unspoken dynamics of their seemingly blithe workplace culture become increasingly unsettling. This absurdly funny and potent new play reminds us that change is not always easy, and may come with unexpected costs.
Playwright Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s work has been developed at Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Dixon Place, among others. her play "Hamlet by Mia Fefferman" was a finalist for the 2017 Relentless Award. "Do You Feel Anger?" premiered at the 2018 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
The production stars film and stage alum Justin Long ("Seminar," "Galaxy Quest"), Tiffany Villarin, Tom Aulino, Ugo Chukwu, Megan Hill, Greg Keller, and Jeanne Sakata. Margot Bordelon directs.What's The Vineyard?
Somehow, this theatre has managed to accomplish what most theatres of its scale only dream of - balancing an older, wealthy subscriber base with genuinely quirky, enjoyable, and adventuresome artistic agenda. Rarely spectacular but usually interesting, the shows tend to focus on the writing. For the most part, it's unpretentious, skilled, and fun stuff. More here