Parenthood’s Matt Lauria, David Hull, Evan Jonigkeit and more will star in the New York premiere of Really Really. The new cast members join previously reported Girls star Zosia Mamet. Directed by David Cromer, the new play by Paul Downs Colaizzo will begin performances January 31, 2013 at off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theatre. The MCC Theater production is set to open February 19 and will play a limited engagement through March 10.
Really Really begins in the hazy aftermath of a wild party when ‘the morning after’ appears to be just another day in the undergrad carnival that revolves around a close circle of friends. But when morning-after gossip about privileged Davis (Lauria) and the ambitious Leigh (Mamet) turns ugly, the veneer of loyalty and friendship is peeled back to reveal a vicious jungle of sexual politics, raw ambition and class warfare where only the strong could possibly survive. In addition to Mamet and Lauria, Really Really will star Hull as Cooper, Jonigkeit as Jimmy, Lauren Culpepper as Grace, Kobi Libii as Johnson and Aleque Reid as Haley.
“I’m so excited,” Mamet, who will be making her stage debut in the new production, recently told Broadway.com. “I just think [the play] is exceptional. The part is something that’s very different than anything I’ve ever played before. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be doing theater.”
Best known for his appearances on TV’s Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, Lauria starred off-Broadway in An Upset. His additional film and TV credits include Lipstick Jungle and The Chicago Code. Hull’s Broadway credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Wicked. Culpepper will make her off-Broadway debut in Really Really after originating the role of Grace at the Signature Theatre in Washington, D.C. Jonigkeit starred in High on Broadway and in Harrison, TX off-Broadway. Libii appeared off-Broadway in CQ/CX. Reid appeared in the Shakespeare in the Park production of All’s Well That Ends Well and the national tour of Hair.
Really Really features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by David Wiener and sound design by Daniel Kluger.