By BRUCE NORRIS
Directed by MICHAEL GREIF
If you knew in advance exactly what was going to happen in your life, and how everything was going to turn out, and if you knew you couldn't do anything to change it, would you still want to go on with your life? That is the question facing Bee who, much to Jay’s confusion, can click through different moments in her life with the touch of a remote control. Past, present and future collide in this sharp existential comedy that questions whether we can make peace with those things we don’t have the power to change.
BRUCE NORRIS (Playwright) is the author of the Clybourne Park, which won the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards (London) for Best Play, 2010, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2011, and the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012. Other plays include The Infidel (2000), Purple Heart (2002), We All Went Down to Amsterdam (2003), The Pain and the Itch (2004), The Unmentionables (2006) and The Qualms (2014), all of which had their premieres at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago. Recent productions include The Low Road (2013 at the Royal Court Theatre (London), Domesticated which premiered in 2013 at Lincoln Center Theatre, and The Qualms at Playwrights Horizons in 2015. He lives in New York.<
MICHAEL GREIF (Director) returns to Second Stage Theatre where he staged Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul’s Dear Evan Hansen, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s Next to Normal and Howard Korder’s Boys’ Life. Broadway credits include If/Then, starring Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp and LaChanze; Next to Normal; Grey Gardens; Rent (Tony Award nominations) and Never Gonna Dance. At the Delacorte, The Tempest, Winter's Tale and Romeo and Juliet. Off-Broadway credits include new plays, musicals and revivals at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Class Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, NY Shakespeare Festival/Public, NYTW, Roundabout, and Signature, including Katori Hall’s Our Lady of Kibeho, the 2010 revival of Angels in America (Lortel Award), Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide … (Public), Guare's Landscape of the Body (Signature) and musical adaptations of Giant (Public) and Far from Heaven (Playwrights Horizons). He received Obie Awards for Machinal and Dogeaters (Public) and for Rent (NYTW). Regional credits include Williamstown (nine seasons), La Jolla Playhouse (Artistic Director 1995-99), Center Stage, Goodman, Guthrie, CTG/Taper, DTC and Trinity Rep. Education: Northwestern (BS), UCSD (MFA). He is currently directing Doug Wright, Scott Frankel, and Michael Korie’s new musical, War Paint, at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.
“Fascinating, compelling, smart and uncompromising... it makes your head spin in all the right ways.” – Chicago Tribune
“Highly entertaining and exceptionally thought-provoking comedy.” – Variety