In The Comeuppance, the latest from “one of this country's most original and illuminating writers” (The New York Times), a self-proclaimed “Multi-Ethnic Reject Group” reconvenes for the first time in years to pregame for their twentieth high school reunion. They refamiliarize themselves with new versions of old selves over alcohol, other substances and a not-so-innocent truth-telling game. Meanwhile, Death looms over and speaks through them, describing their disquieting and darkly comedic pasts and futures.
May 17th, 2023
June 25th, 2023
By: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Director: Eric Ting
Producer: Signature Theatre Company
Cast list: Brittany Bradford (as Ursula), Caleb Eberhardt (as Emilio), Susannah Flood (as Caitlin), Bobby Moreno (as Francisco), Shannon Tyo (as Maryana) Design: Arnulfo Maldonado
Costumes: Jennifer Moeller and Miriam Kelleher
Lighting: Amith Chandrashaker
Sound: Palmer Hefferan
Other info: Magic design by Skylar Fox, intimacy coordination by Ann C. James
Wheelchair access, assisted listening devices; open caption, audio described, and ASL performances
Join the reunion at the latest play from Obie Award-winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Get The Comeuppance tickets now, and watch a revelatory high school reunion unfold.
The Comeuppance play isn't exactly set at the reunion, though, but right before it, when a small group of old classmates get together to pregame. They all used to have lots in common, but everything they shared is just a memory now. The group now includes a former politician's wife, an overworked NYC journalist, a veteran Marine; an expat artist, and a familial caretaker. None are particularly happy with their lives, so dark truths come out over alcohol and not-so-innocent games.
Jacobs-Jenkins is best known for his Obie-winning play An Octoroon and his Pulitzer-nominated plays Gloria and Everybody. For The Comeuppance off Broadway, he teams up with director Eric Ting, who most recently directed the world premiere of Lloyd Suh's Pulitzer-nominated play The Far Country.
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