Zach Braff (Scrubs) Stars in Trust, a New Off-Broadway Comedy
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The last date listed for Trust was Monday August 16, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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With the coveted title of "Little Miss Sunshine" unexpectedly within her reach, young Olive Hoover convinces her family to make the 800-mile trek to the pre-teen pageant of her dreams. Along the way, a series of mishaps threatens to derail the quest for the crown, until everyone realizes that a young girl's far-fetched goal may actually hold the key to the entire family's happiness. Little Miss Sunshine started out as a little indy film and ended up being an international box office giant, snagging two Oscars for the 2006 film season. Now Second Stage brings you the musical stage adaptation, from the Tony Award-winning team James Lapine and William Finn (Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). Lapine directs as well. Learn More
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Featured review from Stanley Conrad
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Attended a sold-out preview performance on July 31. Although the show is peppered with audience-wide laughs, it's a shallow trifle that feels something like a rough draft. The celebrity casting will carry the show, if anything does, but your time will be much better invested elsewhere if you're hoping for something more memorable and meaty than watching a favorite TV actor live on stage.
Harry is rich. Harry is married. But when Harry doesn't trust any of it is enough, he looks to find something real in the most unlikely of places. Trust - a new play by Paul Weitz, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of About a Boy and director of the film American Pie, explores the corrosive effect of power on relationships.
Zach Braff’s stage experience includes roles in the Public Theater productions of Twelfth Night and Macbeth. His feature film writing and directorial debut, Garden State, premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and earned him an Independent Spirit Award for “Best First Feature." Braff has recently wrapped the independent film, High Cost Of Living, and will next direct the feature, Swingles. He was nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his portrayal of Dr. John "J.D." Dorian in NBC’s comedy Scrubs.
Bobby Cannavale made his Broadway debut in Theresa Rebeck’s Mauritius and was nominated for a Tony Award in 2008. On television Bobby won an Emmy for his performance as Will’s boyfriend on Will & Grace. His film credits include The Station Agent, for which he and his co-stars were nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Sutton Foster recently starred on Broadway as Princess Fiona in Shrek: The Musical, for which she was honored with Tony and Drama Desk nominations, and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Prior to that, Sutton was Inga in the Mel Brooks musical, Young Frankenstein, Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, LA Ovation Award) and Jo March in Little Women: The Musical (2005 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations). She is the recipient of the 2002 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Awards for her performance as Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Ari Graynor returns to Second Stage Theatre, where she appeared in their production of the play Spanish Girl. She is currently starring in Holy Rollers, opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Graynor was last seen starring in Miguel Arteta’s Youth In Revolt and as Eva Destruction, in Drew Barrymore’s Whip It! Her additional film credits include roles in Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-winning film Mystic River.
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Director Carole Rothman and actress Robyn Goodman founded Second Stage Theatre in 1979 to give ‘second stagings’ to contemporary American plays that originally failed to find an audience due to scheduling problems, inappropriate venues or limited performance runs. Since then, Second Stage has evolved from a small theatre into an Off-Broadway institution dedicated to developing plays, artists and audiences. Second Stage Theatre gives new life to contemporary American plays through ‘second stagings;’ provides emerging authors with their Off-Broadway debuts; and produces world premieres by America’s most respected playwrights. Through both the production of new plays and long-term residencies that focus on artistic process rather than product, artists find a supportive environment in which to try new roles, production designs and writing techniques. Audiences are an essential factor in program development at Second Stage Theatre, which is nationally known for its dedication to building future audiences by educating teens about the art of contemporary theatre and encouraging their participation in the cultural life of New York City. For nearly three decades, Second Stage Theatre productions have launched the successful careers of numerous directors, actors, playwrights and artists, many of whom regularly return to work at Second Stage. The company’s mission also has expanded to the commissioning of a body of multigenerational plays; the creation of a training base for young directors and a home base for mid-career directors; and the development of educational projects that are integrated with the ongoing artistic work at the theatre.