Manhattan Theatre Club has announced updated casting for the world premiere of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's The World of Extreme Happiness. The coproduction with Chicago’s Goodman Theatre will be directed by Eric Ting. Previews begin February 3 at MTC’s New York City Center – Stage I. Opening night will take place February 24.
The MTC cast of The World of Extreme Happiness will feature Francis Jue (The Good Wife), Telly Leung (Glee), Jennifer Lim (Chinglish), Jo Mei, James Saito (Golden Child, Life of Pi), and Sue Jin Song.
In the play, Sunny (Jennifer Lim) is determined to escape her life in rural China and forge a new identity in the city. Sunny views her new job in a grueling factory as a stepping stone, but when fate casts her as a company spokeswoman at a sham PR event, Sunny’s bright outlook starts to unravel.
The creative team for The World of Extreme Happiness includes Mimi Lien (scenic design), Jenny Mannis (costume design), Tyler Micoleau (lighting design), and Mikhail Fiksel (sound design).
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