Off-Broadway learns the language of love! Emmy-nominated playwright Jason Odell Williams' newest play Handle with Care opens December 15 at the Westside Theatre Downstairs. The production stars Tony nominee Carol Lawrence, best known for originating Maria in West Side Story.
The romantic comedy tells the story of a young Israeli woman who reluctantly travels with her grandmother to America. The young woman, who has little command of English, meets a man who has little command of romance. Is their inevitable love an accident, or destiny generations in the making?
Directed by Karen Carpenter, in addition to Lawrence, Handle With Care stars Sheffield Chastain, Charlotte Cohn and Jonathan Sale. The show features set design by David Arsenault and lighting design by Cory Pattak.
Lawrence garnered a Tony nomination for her performance as Maria in the original Broadway production of West Side Story. Her many Broadway credits also include Plain and Fancy, South Pacific, Shangri-La, Ziegfeld Follies of 1957, Subways Are for Sleeping, Night Life, I Do! I Do! and Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Handle with Care originally premiered at Florida's Gulfshore Playhouse in 2011.