Joshua Jackson, Tessa Thompson, and More to Star in Smart People at Second Stage
Kenny Leon direct the off-Broadway company of Lydia R. Diamond's new play.
Casting has been announced for the upcoming off-Broadway production of Smart People, written by Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly). Performances are set to run at Second Stage Theatre beginning January 26, 2016 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 featured quartet will be 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.