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Primary Trust
Primary Trust Tickets

Primary Trust Tickets

New York
4 May 2023 - 2 Jul 2023
See a world-premiere play starring The Good Place's William Jackson Harper.
116 Reviews on Show-Score

Primary Trust Information

Eboni Booth's Primary Trust makes its world premiere in spring 2023 off Broadway. Check back for information on Primary Trust tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

The Primary Trust play centers on 36-year-old Kenneth, who works at a bookstore by day and drinks mai tais at the tiki bar by night. His life changes when he gets abruptly laid off, and he needs a fresh start. Urged on by an eccentric waiter, he discovers the world anew, and his life transforms in unexpected and even comical ways.

Booth is a writer and actor whose last Off-Broadway show was Paris. That show, about a group of big-box store workers, premiered at Atlantic Theater Company in 2020. She has also performed in Off-Broadway shows including Dance Nation, After the Blast, The Cider House Rules, and Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. On TV, Booth has appeared in shows like The Good Fight and Daredevil.

Knud Adams directs Primary Trust off Broadway. In 2022, he directed I'm Revolting and the award-winning English, both at Atlantic Theater Company. Both those shows were also world premieres. Primary Trust marks his Roundabout Theatre Company debut.

Starring in Primary Trust in New York is William Jackson Harper, an Emmy Award nominee for playing Chidi Anagonye on The Good Place and the star of The Resort on Peacock. Also starring is April Matthis, a veteran New York theatre actress who made her Broadway debut in 2022's The Piano Lesson opposite Samuel L. Jackson.

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Opening date

May 4th, 2023

Closing date

July 2nd, 2023


Opening Soon, Plays


Roundabout Theatre Company - Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Cast and creative

By: Eboni Booth
Director: Knud Adams
Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company
Cast list: William Jackson Harper (as Kenneth) and April Matthis (as Wally’s Waiter / Corrina / Bank Customers)

Our review

William Jackson Harper is too big for the set of Primary Trust. He is almost as tall as the church in Cranberry, the Rochester suburb where the play takes place. His head towers over the top of Wally’s, the tiki bar restaurant where he spends almost all his free time drinking copious mai tais. The door to the Primary Trust Bank, where he works, is fit for a mouse, not a man. As Kenneth invites us into his mind, scenic designer Marsha Ginsberg invites us into this dollhouse-like, Mister...

Latest Primary Trust News & Features

Complete casting has been set for Primary Trust, a new play by Eboni Booth that continues Roundabout Theatre Company's spring season. Off-Broadway performances run from May 4 to July 2, with opening night on May 25. Joining the previously announced William Jackson Harper (Emmy nominee for The Good Place) as Kenneth and April Matthis (The Piano Lesson) as Wally’s Waiter are Eric Berryman (Atlanta) as Bert and Jay O. Sanders (Girl From the North Country) as Clay. Primary Trust centers on Kenneth,...