By Donna Herman
“I go so you know”
Playwright Jeff Augustin’s slice-of-life The New Englanders is a family tragicomedy for our times. Parents struggling to keep the family intact despite obvious cracks in the seams. A daughter who is a high school senior about to go off to college and is rebellious but terrified. An English teacher who is well-intentioned but sick to death of taking crap from teenagers, A high school student who doesn’t get high but sells weed and works at Chuck E. Cheese to save money for college and the first love of one of the parents who has been living on the road for the last 25 years. You know, just a normal town with normal people living their daily lives…read the rest of my review here.
The New Englanders by Jeff Augustin, Directed by Saheem Ali
WITH: Teagle F. Bougere (Aaron); Patrick Breen (Samuel); Crystal Finn (Laura Charpie); Adam Langdon (Atlas); Raul (Javier Munoz); Kara Young (Eisa).
Scenic Design by Arnulfo Maldonado; Costume Design by Dede Ayite; Lighting Design by Alan C. Edwards; Sound Design by Palmer Hefferan; Vocals by Mykal Kilgore; Original Music by Michael Thurber; Production Stage Manager, Katie Ailinger; Stage Manager, Mario Wolfe; Press Representative, Boneau/Bryan-Brown. Commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company. Presented by Manhattan Theatre Club at The Studio at Stage II, 131 West 55th Street, NYC. Performances through October 20th. For tickets visit: https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/2019-2020/the-new-englanders/