'Til divorce do us part. Adam Mucci (Boardwalk Empire), James Andrew O’Connor (Don’t Dress For Dinner), Penny Bittone (The Qualification of Douglas Evans) and Carmit Levité (Handle With Care) will star in Money Grubbin’ Whores. The dark comedy, written by Sean J. Quinn and directed by Brian Cichocki, will make its world premiere at off-Broadway’s The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Previews begin on September 25, with opening night set for September 30.
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a messy divorce negotiated in the downstairs party room of a Northern New Jersey pizza joint. In this new dark comedy, NYC union plumber Matt (Mucci) and his gorgeous, Israeli wife Aviva (Levité) are getting divorced. The back-room deal is mediated by Matt’s best friend Frankie (O’Connor), and Aviva’s cousin Moshe (Bittone). As the couple battles it out through cultural differences, mixed messages, and high passions, one question remains…what is the price of love?
Money Grubbin’ Whores will feature scenic design by Patrick J. Rizzotti, lighting design by Paul Hudson, costume design by Autie Carlisle and props design by Kathy Fabian/Propstar.
The production will play a limited engagement through October 19.