Will Eno’s THE UNDERLYING CHRIS Opening Night

Second Stage Theater’s World premiere of Will Eno’s The Underlying Chris opened at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) on November 21st and is a NYT Critic’s Pick. Check out photos of the cast and creative team at the opening night party at Churrascaria Plataforma.

Director Kenny Leon and Playwright Will Eno. Photo by Lia Chang

Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, the production features Hannah Cabell, Michael Countryman, Denise Burse, Nicholas Hutchinson, Lenne Klingaman, Lizbeth MacKay, Nidra Sous La Terre, Howard Overshown, Isabella Russo, Charles Turner, And Luis Vega.

Director Kenny Leon, Lizbeth MacKay, Isabella Russo, Nicholas Hutchinson, Denise Burse, Hannah Cabell, Lenne Klingaman, Nidra Sous La Terre, Luis Vega, Michael Countryman, Howard Overshown, Carole Rothman, Playwright Will Eno. Photo by Lia Chang

Performances continue through December 15. Tickets for The Underlying Chris are available by phone at (212) 541-4516, online at 2st.com, or in person at the Tony Kiser Theater at 305 W. 43rd Street. A limited number of $30 Under 30 tickets are available in advance to those ages 30 and under with proper identification. Discounts for groups of 10 or more may be purchased by calling (212) 787-8302 x 130.

Subscriptions to the 2019-2020 Season are available by calling Second Stage Subscriber Services at (212) 246-4422, visiting 2st.com or 305 W. 43rd Street. Packages begin at $193 for 3 plays.

The Underlying Chris, a world premiere play from Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno, is a life-affirming and high-spirited look at how a person comes into their identity, and how sometimes it’s life’s tiniest moments that most profoundly change our lives. In these divided times, THE UNDERLYING CHRIS serves as a celebration of our differences, our individuality, and the many mysterious, difficult, and beautiful things we share simply by being alive.

The full creative team for The Underlying Chris includes Scenic Design By Arnulfo Maldonado, Costume Design By Dede Ayite, Lighting Design By Amith Chandrashaker, Sound Design By Dan Moses Schreier, And Casting By Telsey + Company.

Denise Burse. Photo by Lia Chang
Denise Burse. Photo by Lia Chang
Denise Burse. Photo by Lia Chang
Hannah Cabell. Photo by Lia Chang
Hannah Cabell. Photo by Lia Chang
Nidra Sous La Terre. Photo by Lia Chang
Nidra Sous La Terre. Photo by Lia Chang
Will Eno. Photo by Lia Chang
Isabella Russo. Photo by Lia Chang
Isabella Russo. Photo by Lia Chang
Peter Jay Fernandez, Hannah Cabell, Charles Randolph-Wright. Photo by Lia Chang
Peter Jay Fernandez and Charles Randolph-Wright. Photo by Lia Chang
Charles Randolph-Wright, Howard Overshown and Peter Jay Fernandez. Photo by Lia Chang
Kenny Leon and Nidra Sous La Terre. Photo by Lia Chang
Peter Jay Fernandez and Charles Turner. Photo by Lia Chang
Isabella Russo and Nicholas Hutchinson. Photo by Lia Chang
Oumar Ibn, Lily Buchanan. Photo by Lia Chang
MaameYaa Boafo, Jeremiah Abiah, Denise Burse and Charles Randolph-Wright. Photo by Lia Chang
Denise Burse and Charles Randolph-Wright. Photo by Lia Chang
MaameYaa Boafo, Jeremiah Abiah. Photo by Lia Chang
Peter Jay Fernandez, Denise Burse and Charles Randolph Wright. Photo by Lia Chang
Ken Melamed, Denise Burse. Photo by Lia Chang
Denise Burse, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang
Denise Burse, Will Eno and Albertine Eno. Photo by Lia Chang
Peter Jay Fernandez and Denise Burse. Photo by Lia Chang
Peter Jay Fernandez, Denise Burse, Charles Turner. Photo by Lia Chang
Christie Evangelista, Rajiv Joseph. Photo by Lia Chang
Soara-Joye Ross, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Nidra Sous La Terre, Kaaron Briscoe, MaameYaa Boafo and Marinda Anderson. Photo by Lia Chang
Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Kaaron Briscoe, Soara-Joye Ross, Nidra Sous La Terre, MaameYaa Boafo and Marinda Anderson. Photo by Lia Chang
Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Kaaron Briscoe, Soara-Joye Ross, Nidra Sous La Terre, MaameYaa Boafo and Marinda Anderson. Photo by Lia Chang
Lia Chang and MaameYaa Boafo. Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang and Christie Evangelista. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits and Howard Overshown. Photo by Lia Chang
Nicholas Hutchinson and Denise Burse. Photo by Lia Chang
Lia Chang and Denise Burse. Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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