Preview of CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? (Vineyard Theatre)

A play by Gina Gionfriddo opening in New York City
Amber Tamblyn
Amber Tamblyn (“Joan of Arcadia”, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) makes her New York theater debut in CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?

NEW YORK CITY — “It’s Halloween night, and Miranda is desperate for a way out. She’s drowning in debt, may be falling for the man who pays her bills, and is on the run from her date who has threatened to kill her. When Graham and his fiancée Tanya offer her a safe haven, a door opens, for all of them… but is the promise of a better life a treat or a trick? Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Gina Gionfriddo brings her unforgettable dark humor to this timely, ferociously funny story of lost souls grappling with emotional and financial dependence, and the costs of the American Dream,” according to a news release.

Directed by Peter DuBois (SONS OF THE PROPHET, BECKY SHAW), CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? “asks: ‘What is a worthwhile life?’ and ‘What do we leave behind?’” Gionfriddo said. “I started writing it at a time in my life when I was wrestling with my parents’ mortality.”

The character Tanya “has the ability to make deliberate concerted choices to make her life better” Ella Dershowitz (INTIMACY), who plays Tanya said. “She sees point A and she sees point B and she knows exactly what the steps are from point A to point B, and that’s something I have huge admiration for.”

Tanya’s fiancé Graham “feels compelled to read boxes and boxes and boxes of material left by his mother… [and] there is something about him that is keeping him from progressing personally in his life. I always think that’s interesting” said Darren Pettie (“Mad Men”), who plays Graham.

The play also stars Amber Tamblyn (“Joan of Arcadia”, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), Eshan Bay (“House of Cards”) and Tony Award-winner Frank Wood (SIDEMAN).

Previews at the Vineyard Theatre begin on May 4 and opening night is set for May 23.

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Cesar Gonzales