THE NEW GROUP

April 30 - June 16, 2019

Happy Talk

By Jesse Eisenberg Directed by Scott Elliott

ABOUT THE SHOW

Happy Talk

Lorraine (Susan Sarandon) 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 (Marin Ireland), 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.

 

Happy Talk is the new title for this play, formerly named Yea, Sister!

 

CAST & CREATIVE

IMAGES & VIDEO

PHOTOS

Marin Ireland and Susan Sarandon in Happy Talk. Photo by Monique Carboni.
Daniel Oreskes, Susan Sarandon and Nico Santos in Happy Talk. Photo by Monique Carboni.
Susan Sarandon and Marin Ireland in Happy Talk. Photo by Monique Carboni.
Daniel Oreskes, Nico Santos, Susan Sarandon and Marin Ireland in Happy Talk. Photo by Monique Carboni.
Nico Santos, Susan Sarandon and Marin Ireland in Happy Talk. Photo by Monique Carboni.
Marin Ireland, Susan Sarandon and Tedra Millan in Happy Talk. Photo by Monique Carboni.
Susan Sarandon, Marin Ireland and Tedra Millan in Happy Talk. Photo by Monique Carboni.
Susan Sarandon, Marin Ireland and Nico Santos in Happy Talk. Photo by Monique Carboni.
Daniel Oreskes, Susan Sarandon, Marin Ireland, Nico Santos and Tedra Millan. Happy Talk Opening Night. Photo by Anita & Steve Shevett
Jesse Eisenberg and Susan Sarandon. Happy Talk Opening Night. Photo by Anita & Steve Shevett
Tracy Shanye and Peter Scolari. Happy Talk Opening Night. Photo by Anita & Steve Shevett
Tessa Grady, Tiffany Engen, Kelly Devine, Kristin Hanggi and Katie Goffman. Happy Talk Opening Night. Photo by Anita & Steve Shevett
New Group Fellows Catherine, Leo, Monet, Monet and Melissa. Happy Talk Opening Night. Photo by Anita & Steve Shevett
Kate Wetherhead, Jeff Croiter and Lindsay Nicole Chambers. Happy Talk Opening Night. Photo by Anita & Steve Shevett
Happy Talk Opening Night. Photo by Anita & Steve Shevett
Happy Talk Meet & Greet. Photo by Sydney Goodwin.
Happy Talk Meet & Greet. Photo by Sydney Goodwin.
Happy Talk Meet & Greet. Photo by Sydney Goodwin.
Happy Talk Meet & Greet. Photo by Sydney Goodwin.
Happy Talk Meet & Greet. Photo by Sydney Goodwin.
Happy Talk Meet & Greet. Photo by Sydney Goodwin.
Happy Talk Meet & Greet. Photo by Sydney Goodwin.
Happy Talk Meet & Greet. Photo by Sydney Goodwin.
Happy Talk Meet & Greet. Photo by Sydney Goodwin.
Happy Talk Meet & Greet. Photo by Sydney Goodwin.

VIDEOS

PERFORMANCE INFO

Performance Schedule

Tuesday at 7:30pm
Wednesday at 2pm* and 7:30pm
Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday at 7:30pm
Saturday at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday at 2pm and 7:30pm**

*Beginning May 22
**May 5 and 12

Click here to view a full performance calendar.

POST-PERFORMANCE TALKBACKS

May 7, 21, 30

OPEN CAPTION PERFORMANCE

Saturday, May 18 at 2pm.

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE

Saturday, June 8 at 2pm

BENEFIT PERFORMANCE

Join us on Thursday, June 13 at 7:30pm with special Benefit Tickets to Happy Talk including a Meet & Greet with Jesse Eisenberg!

Purchase specially marked Benefit Tickets for premium seating and access to a VIP reception with the playwright Jesse Eisenberg! Each ticket also includes a signed Playbill or show poster and swag from The New Group. Proceeds from the benefit will support our New Group/New Works program which acts as a creative incubator to discover, nurture and present new plays and musicals each season. This hilarious production starring Susan Sarandon must close on June 16!

Benefit Ticket – $350
-Premium Orchestra Seating
-Invitation to post-show reception with Jesse Eisenberg
-Signed Happy Talk Poster or Playbill
-The New Group branded Swag
-Inclusion in The New Group’s Playbills for one year
$265 tax-deductible contribution to The New Group

Tickets include a tax-deductible donation to The New Group. Benefit Tickets include $85 in goods and services. All sales final.