McCarter Theatre Center presents the world premiere of Ridiculous Fraud, by Beth Henley, directed by Lisa Peterson. The cast features Tim DeKay, Barbara Garrick, Charles Haid, Catherine Kellner, Daniel London, John Carroll Lynch, Ali Marsh and Reg Rogers.
A disastrous New Orleans wedding rehearsal dinner is the latest in a series of unfortunate events that befall the Clay brothers in Beth Henley's boisterous and bittersweet new comedy. Daddy's in jail for fraud, Uncle Baites has taken up with a panhandler, and Lafcad's just called off his own wedding. What family doesn't have it's ups and downs? Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Crimes of the Heart, Henley returns to her Southern roots with a vengeance in Ridiculous Fraud, an equally outsized and even more achingly poignant saga of three grown brothers trying to outrun a family history that tends to the worst-case scenario. Henley, who sees the humor and humanity in life's most calamitous twists and turns, is in top form in her latest play.