Screen stars Topher Grace and Olivia Thirlby will co-star in the world premiere of Paul Weitz’s Lonely, I’m Not at off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre. Trip Cullman will direct the production, which begins performances on April 10 and officially opens May 7.
At an age when most people are discovering what they want to do with their lives, Porter (Grace) has been married and divorced, earned seven figures as a corporate “ninja,” and had a nervous breakdown. It’s been four years since he’s had a job or a date, and he’s decided to give life another shot. Lonely, I’m Not is a comic journey that follows Porter as he meets an ambitious young businesswoman (Thirlby) who is overcoming her own obstacles to emotional success.
Grace is well known to TV audiences for his seven year run as Eric Forman on the popular series That ’70’s Show. His film credits include Paul Weitz’s In Good Company and Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic as well as Spider-Man 3, Valentine’s Day, Predators, P.S., Mona Lisa Smile, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton and Too Big To Fail. Lonely, I’m Not will be his professional stage debut.
Thirlby recently appeared in the HBO series Bored to Death, and has been seen in films like Juno, United 93, The Wackness, No Strings Attached, What Goes Up, The Answer Man, Margaret, Uncertainty, New York I Love You and upcoming films Nobody Walks, Dredd and Paul Weitz’s Being Flynn. She made her off-Broadway debut in Farragut North, written by Beau Willimon and directed by Doug Hughes. She later reprised this role in the West Coast premiere of the production at the Geffen Playhouse.
Lonely, I’m Not features scenic design by Mark Wendland; costume design by Emily Rebholz; lighting design by Matt Frey; sound design by Bart Fasbender; and projection design by Aaron Rhyne.