On Stage

Actually, We’re F**ked

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"Funny and insightful. The perfect play for our miserable times."  - Joy Behar

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project
presents a World Premiere

By Matt Williams
Directed by John Pasquin

With Mairin Lee, Keren Lugo, Ben Rappaport, Gabriel Sloyer

Set design by Robin Vest, Costume design by Theresa Squire, Lighting design by Paul Miller, Sound design by ML Dogg/MuTTT, Projections by Brad Peterson

Every Thursday four millennials order take-out, drink too much wine and argue over how to unf**k the planet. They know the world is a dumpster fire and they're the generation to fix it--until someone makes a life changing announcement that challenges their beliefs, their relationships and whether babies should have their own Instagram accounts.


LIMITED ENGAGEMENT | February 26 - April 7

Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday - Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 5pm and 9pm, Sunday at 3pm
Added show: Monday, March 4 at 7pm

Tickets $65-$95 ($55 during previews)

Running time: 95 minutes with no intermission


Get $25 Rush Tickets each performance day


Casting by Stephanie Klapper, CSA; Production Stage Manager Christine Catti


MATT WILLIAMS (Playwright) has worked in theater, film and television as a writer, director, actor and producer. His playwriting credits include Bruce Lee Is Dead and I’m Not Feeling Too Good Either, Jason and the Nun (Double Image Festival Award), Between Daylight and Boonville (Kennedy Center), and Fear (developed by the New Harmony Project and Midtown Direct Rep). He directed the world premiere of the musical Open Heart at the Cherry Lane Theatre and produced The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights Horizons. TV: Roseanne, Home Improvement and The Cosby Show. Film: What Men Want, The Keeping Room, Bernie, What Women Want and Where the Heart Is

JOHN PASQUIN (Director) is a director, and producer of film, television, and theatre. His first play in New York was Michael Weller’s Moonchildren, for which he won an Obie.  He then worked for Joe Papp at the Public Theatre and the New York Shakespeare Festival, directing original work by John Guare: Landscape of the Body, with Shirley Knight and Murray Abraham, and Thom Babe’s Kid Champion, with Chris Walken. In the Park he directed Comedy of Errors with a cast of clowns, and Measure for Measure, with Meryl Streep and Sam Waterston. He has directed at most East Coast Rep Theaters including Long Wharf, McCarter, Center Stage, & Arena Stage.  He was the original Producer/Director for Home Improvement and Last Man Standing and has received a People’s Choice Award, and been nominated for three Emmys for his work on Home Improvement and L.A. Law.  He has also directed four films including The Santa Clause, and Miss Congeniality II.