Emmy-nominated playwright Jason Odell Williams' newest play Handle with Care is set to end its run at the Westside Theatre Downstairs on March 9. Starring Tony nominee Carol Lawrence, best known for originating Maria in West Side Story, the off-Broadway show officially opened on December 15.
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.
Handle with Care originally premiered at Florida's Gulfshore Playhouse in 2011.