Marisa Tomei heads the cast of How to Transcend a Happy Marriage.
Marisa Tomei heads the cast of How to Transcend a Happy Marriage.
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The Lincoln Center Theater production of Sarah Ruhl's How to Transcend a Happy Marriage celebrated its opening night on March 20. The new play is directed by Rebecca Taichman at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

Lena Hall, Robin Weigert, and Naian González Norvind star in How to Transcend a Happy Marriage.
Lena Hall, Robin Weigert, and Naian González Norvind star in How to Transcend a Happy Marriage.
(© David Gordon)

The cast includes Tony winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Brian Hutchison (Man and Boy), Drama Desk Award winner David McElwee (The Wayside Motor Inn), Naian González Norvind (Her Requiem), Tony nominee Omar Metwally (Sixteen Wounded), Austin Smith (Hamilton), Oscar winner Marisa Tomei (The Realistic Joneses), and Emmy nominee Robin Weigert (Deadwood).

David McElwee, Brian Hutchison, Omar Metwally, and Austin Smith complete the company.
David McElwee, Brian Hutchison, Omar Metwally, and Austin Smith complete the company.
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At a dinner party in the wilds of New Jersey, two married couples (Tomei and Metwally, and Weigert and Hutchison) discuss a younger acquaintance — a polyamorous woman who also hunts her own meat (Hall). Fascinated, they invite this mysterious woman and her two live-in boyfriends to a New Year's Eve party, which alters the course of their lives.

The production has sets by David Zinn, costumes by Susan Hilferty, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski, sound by Matt Hubbs, and original music by Todd Almond.

How to Transcend a Happy Marriage is written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Rebecca Taichman.
How to Transcend a Happy Marriage is written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Rebecca Taichman.
(© David Gordon)

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