Opening night was sold out for Livin,’ a new comedy directed by Lehman Theatre Professor Susan Watson Turner, written by Karimah Morgan, and produced by Lauren Yates. The off-Broadway production, which runs through June 24 at the Playroom Theatre (151 W. 46 St.), is set in urban Detroit and takes a hilarious look at the “questionable“ good fortune that deposits itself on the Sellers’ family doorstep.
Eugene, Jr., a recent college graduate, has returned home with high expectations. He takes a job as a janitor at the local bank just to hold him over until he is able to get his own business off the ground. The bank is robbed, and the robbers inadvertently drop some of the stolen money in his bucket. His attempts to return the money are dismissed in the chaos—and now he is faced with a difficult decision. Does he tell his family—who are deeply religious—about the money? Does he keep it a secret? Or What?
The family comically tosses their views of right and wrong between the generations. As a family, they have to decide what to do! The heartwarming and funny events that follow make an evening of theatre suitable for the entire family.
For reservations, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/events/234722 or call 1-800-838-3006. Tickets are $18, or $15 for students and seniors, or $10 for a group of ten or more.