Primary Stages Rounds Out Its 2015-16 Season With Fourth New York Premiere
Topher Payne premieres a comedy set during the 1950s Red Scare.
The New York premiere of Topher Payne's Perfect Arrangement will be the fourth and final production of Primary Stages' 2015-16 season. Directed by Michael Barakiva, performances will run from September-November at the Duke on 42nd Street.
Presented in association with MARS Theatricals, Perfect Arrangement is a comedy set in the age of the Red Scare where the Martindales and the Baxters have manufactured a life as peppy as a sitcom, right down to the corny jokes and occasional product placement. However, the worlds of I Love Lucy and Edward R. Murrow clash when a coworker at the U.S. State Department discovers their deepest secret.
Directors have also been announced for the previously announced productions set for the 2015-16 season. The New York premiere of Deborah Zoe Laufer's Informed Consent, opening in August will be directed by Liesl Tommy; the New York premiere of Dan O'Brien's The Body of an American, opening February 2016, will be directed by Jo Bonney; and the New York premiere of Ike Holter's Exit Strategy, opening March 2016, will be directed by Kip Fagan.