Samantha is lonely and confined to her bed. Layne is shy and too afraid of the world to journey into it. But when these two thirtysomethings connect through an online dating site, they fall for each other fast and hard. What could go wrong? Considering that they’re both pretending to be someone else, the short answer is: everything.
When people are free to project any version of themselves they wish, who knows where reality ends and fantasy begins? Our new, digital world is upended in Roundabout Underground’s latest world premiere, Kingdom Come, Jenny Rachel Weiner's blisteringly funny and all-too-relatable comedy about what happens when the feelings are real, but the people are not.
The world premiere of Kingdom Come by Jenny Rachel Weiner will begin preview performances on October 7, 2016 at the Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. This is a limited engagement off-Broadway through December 18, 2016.
Major support for Kingdom Come is provided by Jodi and Dan Glucksman.
Jenny Rachel Weiner is the 2016–17 Tow Foundation Playwright in Residence.
Roundabout’s work with new and emerging playwrights and directors, as well as development of new work, is made possible by Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner.
We gratefully acknowledge the Roundabout Leaders for New Works: Alec Baldwin, Linda L. D'Onofrio, Peggy and Mark Ellis, Jodi Glucksman, Sylvia Golden, Judith and Douglas Krupp, K. Myers, Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, Lauren and Danny Stein, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Yolanda R. Turocy, Lori Uddenberg and Xerox Foundation.
ABOUT ROUNDABOUT UNDERGROUND
Roundabout Underground productions are produced in Roundabout's Black Box Theatre located within the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. It is an initiative designed to foster new works by emerging theatre artists. Roundabout Underground allows Roundabout to take artistic risks that are not viable on its larger stages, whether giving a debut production to an emerging writer or allowing an experienced director to go back to his or her creative roots. In addition to receiving an opportunity to debut their works as full-scale productions, up-and-coming playwrights receive the significant artistic and financial support of the country's largest not-for-profit theatre and a nurturing environment in which to debut their work. Note: Roundabout Underground productions cannot be purchased as part of a season package.
NEW PLAY INITIATIVE
Click here to learn more about Roundabout's commitment to new works through our New Play Initiative.
Ugly Lies the Bone, by Lindsey Ferrentino, 2015
Little Children Dream of God, by Jeff Augustin, 2015
Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, by Meghan Kennedy, 2013
Bad Jews, by Joshua Harmon, 2012
Suicide, Incorporated, by Andrew Hinderaker, 2011
The Dream of the Burning Boy, by David West Read, 2011
Tigers Be Still, by Kim Rosenstock, 2010
Ordinary Days, by Adam Gwon, 2009
The Language of Trees, by Steven Levenson, 2008
Speech & Debate, by Stephen Karam, 2007
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