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Jules Feiffer's Grown Ups

By Amy Somensky Dec 19, 2005, 19:20 GMT

New York: The Roundtable Ensemble, Producer Joshua P. Weiss, presents a rare NYC revival of the Pulitzer Prize nominated play Grown Ups, written by Jules Feiffer and directed by Frank Blake.

Performances begin Thursday, January 12th and continue through February 4th at the 45th Street Theatre, 354 West 45th Street, NYC. Show times are Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, with Saturday matinees at 3pm. Tickets are $15, and TDF vouchers are accepted. For reservations please call 212.223.2619. More information about the play and The Roundtable Ensemble is available at www.roundtableensemble.org.

Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, Grown Ups is an acerbic comedy in which a middle-aged journalist has finally grown up, only to find he's trapped in a world of emotional infants.

Jake, a frustrated writer, struggles to set boundaries between his own family and his invasive parents, save a floundering marriage, and protect his daughter from an emotionally isolated childhood. In this transgenerational battle for recognition and validation, Jules Feiffer takes an unforgiving look at the maturity indicative of the adult. Painfully raw and embarrassingly honest, Grown Ups allows us to laugh with humility at the child in us all.
 
The play stars David Berent as Jake, Kelly Ann Moore as Louise (honored as one of TheaterMania's best performances of 2004 for The Heiress) and features Lawrence Frank as Jack, Joy Keaton as Helen, Kate Tellers as Marilyn, and Cai Tanikawa Oglesby as Edie.

The artistic team includes Nick Francone (Scenic and Lighting Design), Liam O'Brien (Costume Design), Matt Stine (Original Music and Sound Design), Jason Jamerson (Properties), and Andrea Ghersetich (Production Stage Manager).



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