Theatre legend GRETCHEN CRYER (Obie, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Grammy nominee) directs TRUE STORIES. Five courageous, shocking, sexy, and all too true solo shows take the audience on a different, rollicking ride each night.
“The journey I've gone on with each of these artists has been full of surprising twists and turns. It’s a very exciting process that requires great courage and a willingness to embrace the unexpected. These wonderful plays are bursting at the seams and ready for an audience. It’s been an incredible time developing this kind of theatre with these gifted artists. Needless to say, working with my son, Jon Cryer, as he makes his maiden voyage into this kind of theatre is another dream come true.”
THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE, written and performed by JON CRYER. Jon's life in film and television, including twelve seasons of Two and a Half Men, has been a wild ride careening from the sublime to the ridiculous. Now he’s returning to the footlights with a love letter to the theatre.
PERFECT LOVE, written and performed by LINDA MANNING. Linda tracks her evolution from a rootless girl to a reckless woman on the hunt for perfect love with every sexy dangerous man she meets.
CRAVE, written and performed by ALEX PETRULLO. Have you ever destroyed yourself in pursuit of love? Because, same… A hopeless young romantic moves to New York to pursue her dreams and falls in love with the Bar Mitzvah DJ from Jersey.
A GOOD GIRL DOESN’T, written and performed by ABBY STOKES. Abby’s birth is the result of her parents swinging through the 1960s with wild key parties, martinis, and Manhattans. Their frolics leave her with one burning question: Who is her biological father?
ESCAPE FROM DADDYLAND, written and performed by STEVE WRUBLE. A psychiatrist, son of Elvis Presley's proctologist, divorces his wife and religion to find his authentic self but escaping daddy issues is more daunting.
These are stories told with heart, humor, and the searing honesty that can only happen when your past catches up with you and all that is left is the truth. No topic is off limits, from overcoming sexual abuse to uncovering parental adultery and grappling with spiritual identity.
True Stories will be at the Cherry Lane Theatre May 3-22, 2022.
The CHERRY LANE THEATRE is located at 38 Commerce Street, New York, NY 10014. As New York's longest continuously running Off-Broadway theatre, the CHERRY LANE THEATRE has helped to define American drama, fostering fresh, daring, and relevant theater since 1924.