Set in 2015, a new comedy that sees a tight-knit group of gays and lesbians consider the new mainstream through the eyes of their transgender friend.
From the producers: It’s a faraway age of hope and inclusivity; in other words, it’s 2015. When a tight-knit circle of married gays and lesbians - comfy in the new mainstream - sees themselves through the eyes of their rakish transgender pal, it’s clear that the march toward progress is anything but unified. With stinging satire and acute compassion, Jordan Harrison’s pointed comedy charts the breakdown of empathy that happens when we think our rights are secure, revealing conservative hearts where you’d least expect.
Author Jordan Harrison's works include "Maple and Vine," "The Grown-Up," "Futura," "The Museum Play" and the musical "Suprema," among others. He a was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his play "Marjorie Prime," and a film adaptation of the play premiered in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. For three seasons, Harrison was a writer and producer for the Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black."
The ensemble is led by Drama Desk award winner and "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("On the Town" "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," "Fully Committed"). Rounding out the cast are Phillip James Brannon, Cindy Cheung, Ian Harvie, Talene Monahon, and Dolly Wells. Tony winner Pam MacKinnon ("The Parisian Woman," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?") directs.
What's Playwrights Horizons? PH is a long-running Off-Broadway theatre on West 42nd that develops new plays by both veteran scribes and folks just off the radish truck (admittedly, the radish truck might have made a stop at an MFA playwriting program). The shows are produced in the company's state-of-the-art venues on West 42nd Street, with production standards equal to the best of Off-Broadway....generally, nothing too conceptual or provocative, just interesting plays, well rendered. More here.