Happy Talk

The New Group concludes its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season with the world premiere of Jesse Eisenberg's Happy Talk, directed by Scott Elliott and starring Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon and Tony Award nominee Marin Ireland.

Performances take place at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre within the Pershing Square Signature Center.

(Photos by Monique Carboni)

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Running time: 
1hr 45mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About Happy Talk:

Lorraine is a saint of the suburbs. On top of trying to save her dying mother, miserable husband and estranged daughter, she’s starring as Bloody Mary in the Jewish Community Center production of South Pacific. When her mother’s home aide, Serbian immigrant Ljuba, asks for help finding a husband, Lorraine takes on her most challenging role to date: matchmaker. In Jesse Eisenberg’s hysterical and devastating play, Happy Talk, he reveals the absurd lengths people go to save themselves in the name of saving others.

By:
Jesse Eisenberg
Producer:
The New Group
Director:
Scott Elliott
Lighting:
Jeff Croiter
Sound:
Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen
Design:
Derek McLane
Costume:
Clint Ramos
Cast list:
Susan Sarandon (as Lorraine) and Marin Ireland (as Ljuba), with Tedra Millan (as Jenny), Daniel Oreskes (as Bill) and Nico Santos (as Ronny)
Happy Talk Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
April 30, 2019
Opening date: 
May 16, 2019
Closes: 
June 16, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30pm
Wednesday2pm7:30pm
Thursday-7:30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday2pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Pershing Square Signature Center

Address:
480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Our Happy Talk Review

Happy Talk by Jesse Eisenberg plays tricks with our perception - and it takes a long, long time to get where it is going. A really long time. This is the story of the Sad Family. The Sad Family lives a Sad Life in a Sad Suburb. Lorraine (Susan Sarandon) is the matriarch of this collection. One could say she is the center, but in reality she is simply the noisiest. One-Two-Three-Eyes-On-MEEEE... Read more