The Exchange (formerly known as Jean Cocteau Repertory) presents two new works that were recent hits in the UK: Realism by Anthony Neilson and Jump! by Lisa McGee. Both shows will be directed by Ari Edelson.
Set on New Year's Eve, Lisa McGee's Jump tells the story of seven people whose unrelated lives suddenly collide at the strike of midnight -- to everyone's detriment. This cast of desperate, colorful characters includes novice hit men, would-be suicide-cases and glitzy gals geared up for a night they probably won't remember. Originally set in Belfast, playwright McGee updates the script for its US premiere, relocating the characters to Staten Island.