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If your ex wanted to meet up again, would you? Previously engaged, Jada and Dallas reunite for dinner to hash out the good, the bad, and the ugly from their romantic past. Despite the intrusion of sassy waiters, complicated memories, and their best efforts to keep things casual, the estranged couple find themselves cornered by the truth. From playwright DOUGLAS LYONS (CHICKEN & BISCUITS) and director ZHAILON LEVINGSTON (CATS: THE JELLICLE BALL), this world premiere play is a hilarious and sweet open letter to love found, lost, and possibly reignited.

This new romantic comedy stars Tony Award®-winner KARA YOUNG (MCC’s ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS, PURLIE VICTORIOUS), BIKO EISEN-MARTIN (MCC’s soft) and MICHAEL RISHAWN (AIN’T NO MO’).

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The Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater
THE ROBERT W. WILSON
MCC THEATER SPACE
511 W 52 ST
NY, NY 10019

RUN TIME
85 Minutes with no intermission.

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Company

Creative

ZHAILON LEVINGSTON

director

Zhailon Levingston is a Louisiana-raised storyteller, and Director. He is a board member for the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, which received an honorary Tony Award in 2021. Zhailon is also the Artistic Director of Inheritance Theatre Project. Select credits include: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (Broadway), Hadestown (Korea), The Wiz (Cincinnati Childrens Theatre), Chicken and Chicken and Biscuits (Broadway), Patience (Second Stage), Little Miss Perfect (Goodspeed), CATS (Perelman Performing Arts Center).

DOUGLAS LYONS

playwright

Douglas Lyons is a multi-hyphenate artist. As a writer, he earned a GLAAD nomination for his Broadway playwriting debut, Chicken and Biscuits, which was the 2nd most produced play in America in 2022-23. Douglas served as a writer on both seasons of Apple TV’s Emmy award winning series Fraggle Rock. His Broadway acting credits include the Book of Mormon, the Original Casts of Beautiful and the Tony award winning Broadway revival of Parade. Douglas has also toured in RentDreamgirls and Book of Mormon. As a composer-lyricist, his music and lyrics have been featured on Nickelodeon, BET Plus, Apple TV, CBS’s Sunday Morning Show, and more. His musicals include Polkadots (Off Broadway Alliance Winner Best Family Show, Atlantic Theater Company), Beau (Adirondack Theatre Festival), Breathe (Audible), The Moon and The Sea (Constellation Stage)  and the world premiere of Five Points (Theater Latté Da). He is currently developing television with Sky Dance and Ryan Reynolds’ Maximum Effort. His upcoming projects include: Pure Glitter as well as the film adaptation of Big River. With composing partner Ethan D. Pakchar, Douglas is a 2020 Jonathan Larson Grant finalist.

Cast

BIKO EISEN-MARTIN

DALLAS

Biko is thrilled to be returning to MCC after playing Mr. Isaiah in soft (Lortel, Audelco Nominations). Other Off-Broadway credits include:  The Public, Rattlestick, EST, 59E59 and more. Biko recently played the Legendary John Carlos in World premier “The XIX” at The Old Globe. Other regional: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Studio Theatre, The Folger, Crossroads, Arden, Syracuse Stage, Chautauqua, Campo Santo and more. FILM & TELEVISION: “East New York” (Paramount),  “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “Power Book II: Ghost” (Starz). “Modern Love” (Amazon) “Buck” (Sundance), “Dietland” (AMC).

MICHAEL RISHAWN

RIVER, ERIC, & OTHERS

Broadway: AIN’T NO MO’ (produced by Lee Daniels). Regional: World premiere of HANDJOB opposite “The West Wing’s” Steven Culp (Echo Theatre), WIG OUT (Studio Theatre, dir. Kent Gash), ANTONY & CLEOPATRA (Hartford Stage, dir. Tina Landauopposite Kate Mulgrew & John Douglas Thompson), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Hartford Stage, dir. Michael Wilson), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING & TWO GENTLEMEN (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Acting Apprenticeship under tutelage of Michael Kahn). Television: “BUNK’D,” (Netflix/Disney) “FBI: MOST WANTED,” (CBS) “RAISING DION,” (Netflix). Film: THE SEND OFF (Cinequest/AppleTV+), THE JUMP OFF. Additionally, Rishawn is the face of numerous commercial campaigns currently running from Bose, Hennessy, Verizon, and Pepsi. His warm yet engaging voice moves effortlessly through many literary titles found on Audible, and has provided facial and motion capture performance for the WWE 2K video game franchise. MFA, UCSD Graduate Acting / BFA, The Hartt School. MichaelRishawn.com, Instagram @michaelrishawn.

KARA YOUNG

JADA

Kara Young was most recently seen starring on Broadway as ‘Lutiebelle Gussie’ in PURLIE VICTORIOUS: A NON-CONFEDERATE ROMP THROUGH THE COTTON PATCH, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Her third Tony nomination makes her the first Black performer to be nominated three years in a row. Additionally, her performance as ‘Lutiebelle’ has earned her an Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk and Drama League nominations. Currently, Kara stars in the off-Broadway return of SYNCING INK this May. She made her Broadway debut in Lynn Nottage’s CLYDE’S, for which she also received a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play. She was also nominated for a 2023 Tony Award for her work in COST OF LIVING and won an Obie Award for her performance in the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s production of TWELFTH NIGHT. Kara can be seen in Boots Riley’s I’M A VIRGO for Prime Video, which earned her an Indie Spirit Nomination for Best Breakthrough Performance. She also appeared in HBO Max’s THE STAIRCASE as well as Netflix’s THE PUNISHER. She also starred in the winning Sundance Short, HAIR WOLF. Kara starred in the MCC Theater’s ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS, for which she received a Lucille Lortel Award Nomination. Her other stage credits include HALFWAY BITCHES GO STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN, NEW ENGLANDERS, REVOLVING CYCLES TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL’D and PRETTY HUNGER. 

scenic designer JASON SHERWOOD
costume designer DEVARIO D. SIMMONS
lighting designer BEN STANTON
sound designer CHRISTOPHER DARBASSIE
wig designer NIKIYA MATHIS
make up by EARON NEALEY
composer TRE MATTHEWS
intimacy coordinator ANN JAMES
production stage manager SHIKU THUO

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