May 15 - June 21, 2009 Mainstage Theater, Playwrights Horizons
The New York Premiere of a new play by Theresa Rebeck
FeaturingMorena Baccarin • Katie Kreisler Stephen Kunken • Mandy Siegfried • Jeremy Strong Haynes Thigpen • Christopher Evan Welc
It’s reality. Why shouldn’t it be news? A cocksure TV bigshot faced with dwindling ratings installs America’s favorite news anchor as host of a popular reality show. Meanwhile in Middle America, a houseful of roommates bicker over high-stakes real-world conflicts: Merv doesn’t clean the bathroom. Someone ate Alice’s yogurt. And the rent is long past due. Soon, as reality collides with reality TV, a sobering drama becomes sexy entertainment, and we're eyewitness to a crisis that holds the nation riveted.