THIS BEAUTIFUL FUTURE Will Play Off-Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre

Dan Meyer
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July 28, 2022 10:00 AM

Following a twice-extended and sold-out NYC engagement earlier this year, This Beautiful Future will transfer Off-Broadway to the Cherry Lane Theatre. Performances begin September 10 with an opening night set for September 20.

Original cast members Francesca Carpanini, Angelina Fiordellisi, and Austin Pendleton will return and be joined by Uly Schlesinger.

Written by Rita Kalnejais and directed by Jack Serio, This Beautiful Future is a story of young love set during World War II. It follows two teenagers from opposite sides as they take shelter one night in the middle of a battle.

“I wrote [this play] in 2016 when every election just turned out so badly,” said Kalnejais. “I wanted to write something tender that held the vulnerability of the characters beyond their politics. I wanted the young characters—so shaped by the violence around them—to experience something so pure in their connection that it felt revolutionary.”

“It is as challenging as it is loving, provocative as it is delicate,” adds Serio, who directed the Theaterlab production earlier this year. “It’s a genre-defying piece of work that reminds us why we go to the theatre.”

The creative team includes scenic designer Frank J. Oliva, lighting designer Stacey Derosier, costume designer Ricky Reynoso, sound designer Christopher Darbassie, projection designer Lacey Erb, production stage manager Ashley-Rose Galligan, and assistant stage manager Ryan Kane, with casting by Taylor Williams. Mott/Fischer Productions provides general management.

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.

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