Upright Citizens Brigade vet Abby Rosebrock writes and stars in the off-Broadway production of Different Animals at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Directed by Bruce Ornstein, this relationship-based comedy begins its limited run April 20 and continues downtown through May 26.
In addition to Rosebrock, the contemporary comedy features rising comics Cesa Pledger, Dirk Keysser, Brady Kirchberg, Maria Panoski and Sienna Sternick.
Different Animals revolves around Jessica Tarver (Pledger), a rom-com devotee who finds herself with a failed business venture, disappointing marriage and adulterous Olive Garden tryst in a small South Carolina town. Also along for the ride are her husband Leo (Keysser), his unstable bisexual companion Molly (Rosebrock) and Jessica’s liberal activist Lutheran pastor friend William (Kirchberg).