Written by LUCY THURBER (MCC’s TRANSFERS) and directed by THOMAS SADOSKI (HBO’s THE NEWSROOM, MCC’s REASONS TO BE PRETTY), PERRY STREET is a funny and subversive new play that explores family, class and sex. (And sex.)
Phil and Maggie live a life of leisure in their handsome West Village brownstone. They indulge in the finer things. They find joy bringing aspiring artists into their home and making them part of the family, with a few strings attached. But when their daughter returns from Brown with her new girlfriend, Annabelle, the family is challenged by a series of startling and unsettling events. In the tradition of the great American family dramas, Thurber’s provocative and unpredictable new play asks: what are you willing to pay for the people and things that you desire most?
is the author of twelve plays: Transfers (produced by MCC), Where We’re Born, Ashville, Scarcity, Killers and Other Family, Stay, Bottom of The World, Monstrosity, Dillingham City, The Locus, Perry Street and The Insurgents. Her OBIE-winning five play cycle The Hill Town Plays was produced Off Broadway by Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater in-conjunction with The Cherry Lane Theater, The Axis Theater and The New Ohio Theatre. Her plays have also been produced at The Atlantic Theater Company, Labyrinth Theater Company and Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF). Lucy wrote the text for Quixote, conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, a site-specific performance with the Psalters made for and with The Broad Street Community.
Thurber is an alumni of New Dramatists, as well as a member of 13P, Labyrinth Theater Company and Rising Phoenix Rep. She has been commissioned by Williamstown Theater Festival, Playwrights Horizons, CATF, House on The Moon and Yale Rep. She is the recipient of Manhattan Theatre Club Playwriting Fellowship, the 1st Gary Bonasorte Memorial Prize for Playwriting, a proud recipient of a Lilly Award, a 2014 Obie Award for The Hill Town Plays, Best Play for Transfers, Off Broadway Alliance and the Helen Merrill Award.
Thurber’s short film Beloved was directed by Will Frears and starred Chloe Sevigny. She’s also written films for Lionsgate, Maven Films, and Steve Shainberg & Deborah Granick. Currently she is writing a film for Nanette Burstein and Sarah Paulson. For TV, Lucy has written for “NOS4A2,” “Sweetbitter” & “Outer Range”.
Thomas Sadoski currently stars on the hit CBS comedy series “Life in Pieces” which follows one family through the separate stories of its members driven by their ineptitudes and shortcomings. The series, also starring Dianne Wiest, James Brolin and Colin Hanks, will soon begin airing its fourth season.
On the big screen, he was most recently featured alongside Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried in The Last Word, directed by Mark Pellington, and reprised his role as “Jimmy” in John Wick: Chapter Two, starring Keanu Reeves. He will next star in the independent comedy Mimic, which also stars Jake Robinson, Gina Gershon and Jessica Walter, and will begin production early next year opposite Lucy Liu in the romance drama, The Last Weekend in May, for director Matthew Lillard.
A veteran of the stage, Sadoski is currently starring in the Public Theater production of the new Suzan-Lori Parks play, White Noise, directed by Oskar Eustis and starring Daveed Diggs. Over the course of his stage career, he has starred in and earned raves for his performances in a wide variety of Broadway and off-Broadway productions. His most recent New York stage appearance was opposite Amanda Seyfried in the off-Broadway production of Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By. His previous collaboration with LaBute on reasons to be pretty earned Sadoski a nomination for a Tony Award in the Leading Actor Category, as well as Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations. Sadoski’s other Broadway credits include Other Desert Cities for which he won an Obie Award, The House of Blue Leaves with Ben Stiller and Edie Falco, and Reckless, his Broadway debut opposite Mary-Louise Parker. Off-Broadway credits include Sam Mendes’s Bridge Project productions of As You Like It and The Tempest (BAM, The Old Vic and a seven-country international tour), Becky Shaw for which he won a Lucille Lortel Award, This is Our Youth with Mark Ruffalo, the world premiere of Elizabeth Merriweather’s The Mistakes Madeline Made, Gemini, Stay, Where We’re Born, Jump/Cut, All This Intimacy, and The General From America. Additionally, Sadoski starred in a critically acclaimed production of David Sedaris’s one-man show Santaland Diaries at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theater, which was performed two consecutive seasons due to popular demand, and he has starred in five productions at the renowned Williamstown Theater Festival.
Sadoski’s film credits include the critically-acclaimed film I Smile Back with Sarah Silverman and Josh Charles, the award-winning John Marc Vallee film Wild with Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, John Wick with Keanu Reeves, Take Care with Leslie Bibb, as well as The Dramatics, 30 Beats, The New Twenty, Circledrawers, Loser, Happy Hour and Winter Solace.
In addition to his role as Don Keefer on HBO’s Golden Globe-nominated Aaron Sorkin series “The Newsroom,” his television credits include the NBC mini-series, “The Slap,” a recurring role on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and guest starring roles on and “Ugly Betty,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Law & Order.”
A graduate of Circle in the Square Theater School in New York City, Sadoski has worked extensively to help develop new theatrical works at New Dramatists, The Lark, The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center and the Sundance Institute.
In his free time, he works closely with the charity group Refugees International, of which he is also a board member.
Sadoski resides in Los Angeles.
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