Fourteen-year-old best friends Jenny (Abigail Breslin) and Emily (Isabelle Fuhrman) are hungry for experience and eager for "real life" to begin, and in suburban South Carolina in the late '80s, experience equals boys.
Emily chooses her senior crush from the high school play (Alex Wolff), and Jenny a man she's seen at her family's church (Joe Tippett). World Premiere production begins a limited Off-Broadway Engagement on May 2, 2017 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre (480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night on May 21, 2017.
This month, The New Group will be represented in London, again at Trafalgar Studios, by the company's hit production of Sam Shepard's Buried Child, starring Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, directed by Scott Elliott (began November 14).The New Group's 2015-2016 Season featured the Off-Broadway premiere of Philip Ridley's Mercury Fur, directed by Scott Elliott, a Critics' Pick in The New York Times; Steve, the critically-acclaimed world premiere of a new play by Mark Gerrard, directed by Cynthia Nixon, which enjoyed an extended run; the twice-extended hit production of Sam Shepard's Buried Child, directed by Scott Elliott, with Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Larry Pine, Rich Sommer, Paul Sparks and Nat Wolff; and the New York premiere of Justin Kuritzkes' The Sensuality Party, developed through The New Group's New Group/New Works play development program and performed at college campuses across all five boroughs of New York City.With parallel stories that take tricky and terrifying turns, Erica Schmidt's All the Fine Boys dives deep into the fascinations and complications of sexual awakening and the first painful gasps of adulthood. When, after much time away, Kristina (Maura Tierney) is back in Berkshire County, word spreads fast that she and her ex-husband (Norbert Leo Butz) are caring for their estranged, ailing daughter Julie.Broken-hearted and giddy with love and confusion, surprising visitors from Julie's complicated past, including her childhood best friend Trish (Zosia Mamet) and her former drug dealer, practically trip over each other to reach the young woman they thought they'd lost years before but still feel so deeply connected to.The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season.
The second production in The New Group's current season, the U. premiere of Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, directed by Scott Elliott, will feature Jill Eikenberry, John Epperson, Larry Pine, Wallace Shawn, Claudia Shear, Annapurna Sriram and Michael Tucker, with additional casting to be announced.In this way, The New Group seeks a theater that is adventurous, stimulating and most importantly "now," a true forum for the present culture.In summer 2016, The New Group was represented in London by the acclaimed production of Jesse Eisenberg's The Spoils, directed by Scott Elliott, at Trafalgar Studios.Previews begin February 14, 2017 for All the Fine Boys, the third production in the company's season. Limited Off-Broadway Engagement set to play January 31 - March 12, 2017 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre (480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night on February 16, 2017.Additionally, the company announces today that two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz joins previously announced Zosia Mamet ("Girls") and Golden Globe winner and Emmy Award nominee Maura Tierney ("The Affair") in the final show of the season, the world premiere of Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, directed by Scott Elliott, with additional casting to be announced. Productions in The New Group's 2016-2017 Season take place at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street; additional production details follow. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of a flop play, the playwright joins the old gang to reminisce at their former haunt, The Talk House.Where does a failed actress-turned-waitress disappear to for months at a time? This new production of Evening at the Talk House, a U. premiere, reunites Wallace Shawn and director Scott Elliott, whose previous collaborations for The New Group include Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Fever and Marie and Bruce.