Everyman Theatre's world premiere of R. Eric Thomas' Crying on Television, which began performances May 31, will run through June 26. At-home streaming will also be available June 17-July 10.
Directed by Reginald L. Douglas, the ensemble features Paige Hernandez as Ellison, Starr Kirkland as Mackenzie, Erika Rose as Taffy, and Dwayne Washington as Chris.
Crying on Television tells the story of Mackenzie, who after a chance meeting in an apartment elevator realizes where she's seen Ellison before—as a contestant on a reality dating show from a decade earlier! Struck by the character she remembers well, Mackenzie decides the two should be friends and quickly gets caught up in a series of escalating hijinks designed to make that friendship happen.
The production also has set design by Daniel Ettinger, costume design by Ivania Stack, lighting design by John Alexander, sound design by Tosin Olufolabi, and fights and intimacy by Lewis Shaw. Cat Wallis serves as stage manager with Dante Fields as assistant stage manager.
Check out production photos below: