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Cynthia Nixon-Directed Rasheeda Speaking, Starring Dianne Wiest and Tonya Pinkins, Opens

Joel Drake Johnson's dark comedy also stars Darren Goldstein and Patricia Conolly.

Cynthia Nixon and her Rasheeda Speaking stars: Patricia Conolly, Tonya Pinkins, Darren Goldstein, and Dianne Wiest.
(© David Gordon)

The New Group's production of Joel Drake Johnson's Rasheeda Speaking celebrated its opening night at the Pershing Square Signature Center on February 11. The dark comedy, which began performances on January 27, runs through March 22.

Directed by Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon, the four-character production stars Dianne Wiest as Ileen and Tonya Pinkins as Jackie, a pair of doctor's office receptionists who engage in a battle of wills when Dr. Williams (Darren Goldstein) decides to fire Jackie and enlists Ileen to help him find fault with her. Patricia Conolly completes the cast.

With Rasheeda Speaking, Emmy, Tony, and Grammy winner Cynthia Nixon makes her directorial debut.
(© David Gordon)

The production features set design by Allen Moyer, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Jennifer Tipton, and sound design and original music by David Van Tieghem.

Playwright Joel Drake Johnson (left) joins the Rasheeda Speaking family for a photo.
(© David Gordon)

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