Second Stage Theatre’s 2013 Uptown Series will kick off with the world premiere of Erica Lipez’s The Tutors, directed by Thomas Kail. The play begins previews on May 22 and opens on June 5.
The cast will feature Louis Ozawa Changchien (Warrior Class), Matt Dellapina (The Dream of the Burning Boy), Aubrey Dollar (Guiding Light), Keith Nobbs (Lombardi) and Chris Perfetti (Picnic).
No one dreams of being a tutor: just ask Heidi, Toby and Joe. While catering to the offspring of New York elite has forced them to confront the anticlimax of adulthood, these roommates are not ready to give up on their social networking startup – just yet. When Heidi’s online editing begins to invade her subconscious and a student crosses the line, all three friends might be in over their heads. A funny, heartfelt look at day jobs versus dream jobs and the people we count on to remind us of the difference.
The Tutors features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Jessica Jahn, lighting design by Betsy Adams, sound design by Jill DuBoff, and fight direction by Thomas Schall.