Jenna will be appearing in the upcoming production of Reasons To Be Happy with MCC Theater in NYC. The show will run at The Lucille Lortel Theatre from May 16th to June 23rd. You can purchase your tickets here.
Three years after a contentious break-up, Steph and Greg are wondering if they can make a fresh go of it. Trouble is, she’s married to someone else and he’s just embarked on a relationship with Steph’s best friend, Carly, a single mom whose jealous ex-husband, Kent, has trouble articulating his feelings. Navigating the rocky landscape of conflicting agendas and exploding emotions isn’t going to be easy for any of them. Reasons to Be Happy is a funny, surprising, and poignant new play about the choices and sacrifices we are willing to make in the pursuit of that often elusive ideal: happiness.
Leslie Bibb (Iron Man, Talladega Nights), Jenna Fischer (NBC’s “The Office”), Josh Hamilton (The Coast of Utopia, Proof on Broadway) and Fred Weller (MCC’s Still Life and In a Dark Dark House) star in Reasons to Be Happy, Neil LaBute’s companion piece to his critically-acclaimed, Reasons to Be Pretty, first produced at MCC Theater in 2008 before moving to Broadway and receiving three 2009 Tony Award nominations, including Best Play.
The official website has now been updated to include the poster (pictured above), a Who’s Who of the cast, a Press section, Multimedia section (coming soon), and Talkbacks.
Jenna’s Who’s Who:
JENNA FISCHER (Steph) has won rave reviews from fans and critics for her role as Pam Beesley on NBC’s hit comedy “The Office,” alongside Steve Carrell, John Krasinski, and Rainn Wilson. In 2007, the role earned Fischer her first Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a comedy series. Fischer is currently appearing in the series’ ninth and final season. Fischer was recently seen in Lee Kirk’s The Giant Mechanical Man, which she also produced, opposite Topher Grace. Before that she starred in Michael Weithorn’s A Little Help, alongside Chris O’Donnell and Rob Benedict. Other film credits the Farrelly Brothers’ Hall Pass with Christina Applegate, Owen Wilson, and Jason Sudeikis; Brian Koppelman’s Solitary Man, alongside Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, and Mary Louise Parker; Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story with John C. Reilly; and the Dreamworks figure skating comedy Blades of Glory, opposite Jon Heder, Will Ferrell, and Amy Poehler. Her onscreen debut was in 1998’s Born Champion. She will next be seen on the big screen in Jeff Probst’s Kiss Me with Emily Osment, Sarah Bolger, John Corbett, and Rita Wilson. The film tells the story of a teenager diagnosed with scoliosis as she navigates through her formative years. In 2004, the Screen Actors Guild awarded Fischer with the Emerging Actor Award at the St. Louis Film Festival. Fischer was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Talkbacks are currently scheduled for May 21, May 28, and June 4, with guests being announced at a later date.
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