A Perfect Future, by David Hay, at Cherry Lane Theatre

Tony Award-winning producer Andy Sandberg ('Hair,' 'The Last Smoker in America') will present the world premiere of, A Perfect Future, a new play by David Hay ('The Maddening Truth') with direction by Tony Award-nominee Wilson Milam ('The Lieutenant of Inishmore'). Performances are slated to begin on 4 Feb 2011 at the Cherry Lane Theater.

Casting and the rest of the creative team for the Off-Broadway production has not yet been announced. A Perfect Future was originally developed by Naked Angels, whose production of 'Next Fall' received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play.

At its core, A Perfect Future explores the question of whether people can be married and truly love each other when their political persuasions are diametrically opposed.

Set in 2005, the action takes place in the apartment of two well heeled New Yorkers, 'Natalie' and 'John,' who are hosting a dinner for 'Elliot,' a friend from their days as college radicals. Also invited to the party is 'Mark,' a straight-laced young man from John's risk management firm. Over the course of a raucous evening filled with wine and merriment, their basic belief systems are upended, as the four must come to terms with each other's true politics and behavior.

Bios: David Hay (Playwright) - Hay's play 'The Maddening Truth,' about legendary writer 'Martha Gellhorn,' had a successful Off-Broadway run at the Clurman Theatre. Produced by the Keen Company and hailed by The New York Times as "a fascinating portrait," the production starred Lisa Emery. A graduate of the UCLA Film Theater and Television School and a renowned cultural critic, Hay has also written and directed three films, including "Dirt Cheap."

Wilson Milam (Director) - U.S. credits include Martin McDonough's 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' (Mark Taper Forum, LA; Atlantic/Lyceum, New York-- Tony Award Nomination for Best Director), 'Glengarry Glen Ross,' 'The Seafarer' (Seattle Rep), 'Poor Beast in the Rain' (Matrix), 'Closer' (Berkeley Rep), 'Bug' (Woolly Mammoth), Tracy Letts' 'Killer Joe' (Next Theatre, Chicago; 29th Street Rep/Soho Playhouse, New York), 'Pot Mom' (Steppenwolf) and 'The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial '(A Red Orchid, Chicago).

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