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New play 'The Comeuppance' to premiere off Broadway

The show is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Eric Ting, and Signature Theatre will present its world premiere for a six-week run this spring.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Signature Theatre has added a new play to its spring season. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's The Comeuppance will run at the Pershing Square Signature Center from May 16 to June 25, replacing the playwright's previously announced production, Grass.

Directed by Eric Ting, The Comeuppance is a dark comedy that centers on a self-proclaimed “Multi-Ethnic Reject Group.” They meet up to pregame before attending their 20-year high school reunion. Death looms over their gathering as they drink, play a truth-telling game, and rediscover each other anew.

Jacobs-Jenkins is known for plays including Girls, Everybody, and the Obie Award-winning An Octoroon, as well as for writing, executive producing, and showrunning the FX/Hulu series Kindred. Ting returns off Broadway just months after directing The Far Country at Atlantic Theater Company.

The Comeuppance is the final production in Signature's spring season. Currently, the company is showing its winter productions, A Bright New Boise and Letters From Max.

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