Written By

Directed By

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Eric Ting

may.17.2023 - JUN.25.2023

The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

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Cast photo by Emilio Madrid of (from left) Shannon Tyo, Bobby Moreno, Caleb Eberhardt, Susannah Flood, and Brittany Bradford.

A World Premiere from The Obie Award-winning playwright of EVERYBODY and AN OCTOROON.

A self-proclaimed “Multi-Ethnic Reject Group” reconvenes for the first time in years to pregame for their twentieth high school reunion.

Over alcohol and other such substances, they try to reconnect who they once were with who they’ve each become.

“Horton Foote,

Tennessee Williams

& Eugene O’Neill

all spring to mind.”


The Cast

Brittany Bradford

Caleb Eberhardt

Susannah Flood

Bobby Moreno

Shannon Tyo

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Playwright)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a Brooklyn-based playwright, producer and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. His plays include Girls, Everybody (Signature Theatre), War (Yale Rep; Lincoln Center/LCT3), Gloria (Vineyard Theatre), Appropriate (Obie Award; Signature Theatre), An Octoroon (Obie Award; Soho Rep, Theatre for a New Audience), and Neighbors (The Public Theater). Most recently he was the showrunner, executive producer, and writer for HULU/FX’s drama series, Kindred, based on Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking novel. A Premiere Resident playwright at Signature Theatre, his honors include USA Artists, Guggenheim, and MacArthur fellowships, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award and he currently serves as Vice President of the Dramatists Guild council. He teaches at Yale University.

Eric Ting (Director)

Eric Ting is an Obie Award-winning director whose recent directing credits include the world premieres of Lloyd Suh’s The Far Country (Atlantic Theater Co) and Bina’s Six Apples (Alliance, Children’s Theater Co); Marcus Gardley’s Lear (Cal Shakes, co-director); and Between Two Knees by the 1491s (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). New York: Manhattan Theatre Club, Public Theater Under the Radar, BAM Next Wave, Soho Rep. Regional: Yale Rep, Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, McCarter Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Philadelphia Theatre Co, Cincinnati Playhouse, Goodman, Victory Gardens, Denver Center, CTG, ACT, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival. International: Singapore, France, UAE, Holland, Canada, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bali.

Creative Team

Scenic Design

Arnulfo Maldonado

Costume Design

Jennifer Moeller and

Miriam Kelleher

Lighting Design

Amith Chandrashaker

Sound Design

Palmer Hefferan

Magic Design

Skylar Fox 

Intimacy Coordinator

Ann C. James

Props Supervisor

Matt Carlin


Caparelliotis Casting


Blake Zidell & Associates

Production Stage Manager

Amanda Nita Luke-Sayed

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Signature Theatre's Season Sponsor is

Bloomberg Philanthropies.

THE COMEUPPANCE is supported, in part, by the

Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust,

and The Michael and Betty Rauch Fund, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts.