The stars of Second Stage Theatre's upcoming production of Lydia R. Diamond's Smart People met the press at Second Stage Theatre on January 20. The show begins performances January 26 in advance of a February 11 opening.
Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun), Smart People is described as follows: "The quest for love, achievement and identity is universal, but what role does race play in the story of our lives? On the eve of Obama’s first election, four Harvard intellectuals find themselves entangled in a complex web of social and sexual politics in this provocative and funny new play by Lydia R. Diamond."
The production's company is made up of Mahershala Ali (House of Cards), Joshua Jackson (The Affair), Anne Son (My Generation), and Tessa Thompson (Creed).
The creative team includes scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Paul Tazewell, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, lighting design by Jason Lyons, and projection design by Zach Borovay.
Smart People premiered in 2014 at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company.