Playing With Grown Ups to Receive U.S. Premiere at 59E59's Brits Off Broadway Series
Alan Cox returns to Brits Off Broadway in Hannah Patterson's new play about the "lean in" generation of women.
Hannah Patterson's Playing With Grown Ups comes to 59E59 Theaters for its U.S. premiere as part of the Brits Off Broadway series. Directed by Hannah Eidinow, the show will begin performances on April 29 in advance of an official May 6 opening and will run through May 18.
Joanna, a post-career woman in her late 30s with a husband and a new baby, is forced to face her present realities. As she ponders her life's regrets, her ex-lover turns up with an unexpected guest. The production is described as a "wry, provocative look at what it is to be a woman today, in a society that tells us we can have it all and our ambitions can be unlimited, all we need to do is Lean In."
The cast features Alan Cox (who returns to the Brits Off Broadway series after appearing in the 2013 production of Cornelius), Daisy Hughes, Trudi Jackson, and Mark Rice-Oxley. The design team includes Simon Scullion (set design), Nicholas Holdridge (lighting design), and Natalie Pryce (costume design).