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Happy Talk - Broadway Play

Susan Sarandon stars as "saint of the suburbs" Lorraine who helps her mother's home aide find a husband in a new comedy by Jesse Eisenberg.

From the producers: Lorraine is a saint of the suburbs. On top of trying to save her dying mother, miserable husband and estranged daughter, she’s starring as Bloody Mary in the Jewish Community Center production of South Pacific. When her mother’s home aide, Serbian immigrant Ljuba, asks for help finding a husband, Lorraine takes on her most challenging role to date: matchmaker. In Jesse Eisenberg’s hysterical and devastating play, "Happy Talk," he reveals the absurd lengths people go to save themselves in the name of saving others.

Actor, author, and playwright Jesse Eisenberg is best known for his roles in the films "Roger Dodger," "The Squid and the Whale," "Adventureland," and "Zombieland," His portrayal of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in David Fincher's "The Social Network " earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor. He has written and starred in three plays for the New York stage: "Asuncion," "The Revisionist," and "The Spoils."

Oscar winner Susan Sarandon ("Dead Man Walking," "Thelma & Louise") and Tony nominee Marin Ireland ("reasons to be pretty," "Sneaky Pete") lead a cast that includes Tedra Millan, Daniel Oreskes, and Nico Santos. New Group Artistic Director Scott Elliott directs.

What's The New Group? Founded by Artistic Director Scott Elliott in the mid-90s, The New Group is an artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. Past productions include the original production of the Tony-winning musical "Avenue Q" in 2003, and the critically-acclaimed revival of David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" in 2005. More here.




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