Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre Will Get Its Comeuppance This Spring | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre Will Get Its Comeuppance This Spring

Eric Ting will direct the world premiere from An Octoroon playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Signature Theatre will present the world premiere of MacArthur Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ The Comeuppance this spring at the Off-Broadway venue. 

Concluding Jacobs-Jenkins’ Premiere Residency—and Signature’s 2022-2023 season of personal works from its Resident writers—The Comeuppance will be presented May 16–June 25. Eric Ting will direct a cast to be announced.

In The Comeuppance, a self-proclaimed “Multi-Ethnic Reject Group” reconvenes for the first time in years to pregame for their 20th high school reunion. They refamiliarize themselves with new versions of old selves over drinks, other substances, and a not-so-innocent truth-telling game. 

Jacobs-Jenkins' plays include Girls, Everybody, War, Gloria, Appropriate, An Octoroon, and NeighborsThe Comeuppance, which marks Jacobs-Jenkins’ prolific decade as a Signature Premiere Resident playwright, takes the place of his previously announced Grass.

Signature also announced it will develop Inaugural Signature Theatre Launchpad Resident Melis Aker’s latest play, a workshop production of Indigo Dreams, at the 2023 Colorado New Play Festival, June 16-17.

Signature's 2023 Annual Spring Gala will be held April 24 at the Pershing Square Signature Center and will feature an all-star reading of Signature Spotlight Resident Playwright Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, directed by Les Waters. The evening will also honor Signature Board President Douglas E. Chittenden with the Margot Adams Signature Award.

SigSpace, which brings free and accessible artistic programming to the Center's public spaces, will continue March 30 with a musical theatre/Broadway-themed trivia night presented with Musical Theatre Factory. For the complete list of SigSpace events, click here.


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