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 playwright/performer has been full of surprising twists and turns," explains Cryer. "When you dig deep, like we have, each excavation of personal truth re-routes the piece in unexpected, scary, and exciting ways. It's a raw process that requires great courage and flexibility. Not everyone is up for the task. These five are and audiences are in for five fantastic nights of plays. Needless to say working with my son, Jon Cryer, as he makes his maiden voyage into this brave style of theatre is a dream come true.”
SO THAT HAPPENED, JON CRYER - You knew him first as Ducky then Alan Harper, next Lex Luther. Now you get to see him as HIMSELF.
PERFECT LOVE, LINDA MANNING - A girl from out west finds that the search for perfect love has turned her into a wandering, reckless cowboy.
I WAS A HOT MONK, BRIAN SHERIDAN - God decides he wants a struggling actor to be a monk.
A GOOD GIRL DOESN’T, ABBY STOKES - A woman’s parents swing thru the 1960’s with wild key parties and martinis leaving her asking “Which one is my father?”.
ESCAPE FROM DADDYLAND, STEVE WRUBLE - A renowned psychiatrist faces his own daddy-issues.
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.
Performances will take place between April 28th and May 17, 2020. My dates are: 5/2 @7pm, 5/5 @7pm, 5/9 @5pm, 5/15 @7pm, 5/17 @5pm. Tickets go on sale January 7, 2020.
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. cherrylanetheatre.org