"The plays I most aspire to were born on this stage."
—Gina Gionfriddo

Past Productions

Can You Forgive Her?

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 fiancé 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 (The Vineyard’s AFTER ASHLEY; BECKY SHAW; RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN) 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.



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“A WHIMSICAL PIECE OF WORK!

Amber Tamblyn is insistently alive, her outrageously out-there character draws all the light and heat in the room. Darren Pettie is pricelessly funny.”
– Marilyn Stasio, Variety


“GINA GIONFRIDDO HAS A TALENT FOR PUNGENT DIALOGUE.”

– Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter


“THE DIALOGUE CRACKLES!

Gionfriddo is terrific. Frank Wood is magnificient!”
– Robert Hofler, The Wrap


“AMBER TAMBLYN MAKES AN OUTSTANDING OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT.

She is intoxicating!”
– Hayley Levitt, TheaterMania


“GIONFRIDDO HAS AN EAR FOR SNAPPY DIALOGUE, WHICH IS ON FULL DISPLAY IN CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?

Frank Wood is superb.”
– David Hurst, Talkin’ Broadway


“A WILD, ENTERTAINING RIDE!

‘Can You Forgive Her?’ Is a devilish screwball comedy. The characters are among the most colorful and quirky you’ll see on the stage this season. Ella Dershowitz is delightful. Amber Tamblyn is terrific.”
– Carol Rocamora, Theater Pizzazz


“GIONFRIDDO HAS A TERRIFIC EAR FOR DIALOGUE, AND AN EYE FOR COMIC TOUCHES”

– Jonathan Mandell, New York Theatre


SPECIAL FINANCIAL INSIGHT TRAINING TALKBACK

Wednesday, May 31 at 7pm

Jodi-Carter, CPA

Jodi Carter, CPA, AEP® will lead a talkback about debt and financial management. For more than 25 years, Jodi has helped families and business owners achieve their career and family financial goals. Jodi’s passion for Behavioral Finance — a field that helps people understand the relationships between money and psychology — has led the firm from being a typical Accounting and Tax practice into one that provides clients a framework for making informed decisions throughout every major life transition. Through her Financial Insight Training courses, Jodi teaches individuals strategies for healthy financial lives that match one’s values and circumstances. Her coaching programs were developed to address Financial Philosophy as a life skill. For more information about Jodi and her services, visit www.cartercpallc.com.

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CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?

May 4 - June 11, 2017

BY GINA GIONFRIDDO
DIRECTED BY PETER DuBOIS

with ESHAN BAY, ELLA DERSHOWITZ, DARREN PETTIE, AMBER TAMBLYN, FRANK WOOD
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 fiancé 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 (The Vineyard’s AFTER ASHLEY; BECKY SHAW; RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN) 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.

CYFH_actors



"A WHIMSICAL PIECE OF WORK!

Amber Tamblyn is insistently alive, her outrageously out-there character draws all the light and heat in the room. Darren Pettie is pricelessly funny." - Marilyn Stasio, Variety

"GINA GIONFRIDDO HAS A TALENT FOR PUNGENT DIALOGUE."

- Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

"THE DIALOGUE CRACKLES!

Gionfriddo is terrific. Frank Wood is magnificient!" - Robert Hofler, The Wrap

"AMBER TAMBLYN MAKES AN OUTSTANDING OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT.

She is intoxicating!" - Hayley Levitt, TheaterMania

"GIONFRIDDO HAS AN EAR FOR SNAPPY DIALOGUE, WHICH IS ON FULL DISPLAY IN CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?

Frank Wood is superb." - David Hurst, Talkin’ Broadway

"A WILD, ENTERTAINING RIDE!

‘Can You Forgive Her?’ Is a devilish screwball comedy. The characters are among the most colorful and quirky you’ll see on the stage this season. Ella Dershowitz is delightful. Amber Tamblyn is terrific." - Carol Rocamora, Theater Pizzazz

"GIONFRIDDO HAS A TERRIFIC EAR FOR DIALOGUE, AND AN EYE FOR COMIC TOUCHES"

- Jonathan Mandell, New York Theatre

SPECIAL FINANCIAL INSIGHT TRAINING TALKBACK

Wednesday, May 31 at 7pm

Jodi-Carter, CPA Jodi Carter, CPA, AEP® will lead a talkback about debt and financial management. For more than 25 years, Jodi has helped families and business owners achieve their career and family financial goals. Jodi’s passion for Behavioral Finance — a field that helps people understand the relationships between money and psychology — has led the firm from being a typical Accounting and Tax practice into one that provides clients a framework for making informed decisions throughout every major life transition. Through her Financial Insight Training courses, Jodi teaches individuals strategies for healthy financial lives that match one’s values and circumstances. Her coaching programs were developed to address Financial Philosophy as a life skill. For more information about Jodi and her services, visit www.cartercpallc.com.

Joshua Yocom

(Props Master) Most recently he propped THIS DAY FORWARD (The Vineyard), MARIE AND ROSETTA, THE HUMANS, and LAZARUS. He has also propped for The Mint, Atlantic, Red Bull, Second Stage, Keen Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, and New York Theatre Workshop. In addition to theater, Joshua has also styled bedding and furniture for packaging and print work at Mayo Studios.

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Hillary Pfeffer

(Assistant Stage Manager) Off Broadway: MAN FROM NEBRASKA (Second Stage Theatre), THIS DAY FORWARD (Vineyard Theatre), WHILE I YET LIVE (Primary Stages). Regional: THE ROSE TATTOO and THE MODEL AMERICAN (Williamstown Theatre Festival), IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A RADIO PLAY (Bucks County Playhouse), GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL and THE OTHER PLACE (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), THE BIG MEAL, GREATER TUNA, BIG RIVER, and HAIRSPRAY (Timberlake Playhouse). Graduate of The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.

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Amy Taylor Rosenblum

(Assistant Director) Amy Taylor Rosenblum is a Brooklyn-based theater and film director whose work includes the forthcoming film Go Tell Your Fathers, The Benefit by Sarah Jones (Hewlett Foundation), THREE BITCHES (Taksu Theater), and GAMES WE PLAYED AS CHILDREN (Playwrights Horizons). Assistant/Associate Directing: Vineyard Theatre: THIS DAY FORWARD (dir. Mark Brokaw); The New Group: ALL THE FINE BOYS (dir. Erica Schmidt); MTC: HEISENBERG (dir. Mark Brokaw); Berkeley Rep: SELL/BUY/DATE (dir. Carolyn Cantor); PlayCo: ABYSS (dir. Maria Mileaf); Playwrights Horizons: THE PATRON SAINT OF SEA MONSTERS (dir. Lisa Peterson); STAGE KISS (dir. Rebecca Taichman); FLY BY NIGHT (dir. Carolyn Cantor). Amy is a graduate of Yale University where she studied directing and cognitive science.

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Eshan Bay

Eshan Bay is an American film, TV, and stage actor. He studied at NYU, trained at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, and recently received his MA in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He first appeared onstage in Long Wharf's AGNES UNDER THE BIG TOP, for which he won the Best Newcomer Award (CCC). He has worked with David Fincher on Netflix's "House of Cards", and starred in David Andalman's American Milkshake, which premiered at Sundance. Other credits include the film Jack opposite Chloe Sevigny, THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (Atlantic Theater), FIT FOR A QUEEN (CTH), "Person of Interest," and "Madame Secretary."

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Ella Dershowitz

Off-Broadway/NYC: CONNECTED (59E59), INTIMACY (The New Group), CARD AND GIFT (Clubbed Thumb), ON THE VERGE (Attic Theater), A SPLINTERED SOUL (Theater Three).  Regional: 4,000 MILES and YOU WILL REMEMBER ME (Hudson Stage), VISITORS and THE SCREENWRITER'S DAUGHTER (Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse), TWELFTH NIGHT (Payomet).  TV/Film: "Phil Spector" (HBO), "The Affair" (Showtime), "Lie to Me" (Fox), Knife FightTwo-Bit Waltz, Addiction: A 60’s Love Story, I Am Michael.  Upcoming Film: Pitching Tents.  Training: Yale University and LAMDA.

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Darren Pettie

Broadway: BUTLEY. West End: STRANGE INTERLUDE. Select Off-Broadway: UNWRAP YOUR CANDY (Vineyard); INCIDENT AT VICHY (Signature); DINNER WITH FRIENDS, THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE (Roundabout); DETROIT, THIS, SPATTER PATTER (Playwrights Horizons); THE COLLECTION, HOBSON'S CHOICE (Atlantic).  Regional: THE ROSE TATTOO, DEDICATION OR THE STUFF OF DREAMS (Williamstown).  In film, Darren will next be seen opposite Michelle Monaghan and Logan Lerman in the upcoming Sidney Hall, which recently premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  Television credits include: “Mad Men,” “Madam Secretary,” “The Good Wife,” and the pilot “Line of Sight.”  Darren will star in the new drama series “The Mist” premiering this June for Paramount Television.

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Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn is a writer, director and actress from Los Angeles. She has received Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominations for her work in television and film. In television, Tamblyn starred in the cult classic drama, “Joan of Arcadia” as well as “House M.D.” Her feature film work includes The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, 127 Hours, Django Unchained and the critically lauded Steaphanie Daley, opposite Tilda Swinton. Tamblyn is the author of three books of poetry and prose: Free Stallion (Simon & Schuster), Bang Ditto (Manic D. Press) and most recent the acclaimed best seller Dark Sparkler (Harper Perennial), which explores the lives and deaths of child star actresses and features artwork from such luminaries as Marilyn Manson and David Lynch, among others. She is currently writing her 4th collection of poetry and a debut novel, due out on Harper Perennial in 2018. In theater, Tamblyn starred in Neil LaBute’s REASONS TO BE PRETTY at the Geffen Theater and played Daisy Domergue in Quentin Tarantino’s live reading of THE HATEFUL EIGHT at The Ace Theater, which he also directed. Tamblyn writes for The Poetry Foundation and has a poetry book review column in Bust magazine. In 2014, she co-wrote and directed her first feature film, an adaptation of the Janet Fitch novel by the same name, Paint It Black, starring two time Oscar nominee Janet McTeer, Alia Shawkat and Alfred Molina which comes out in theaters in May. Tamblyn lives in Brooklyn.

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Frank Wood

Drama League Award and the Tony Award for SIDEMAN. Broadway: HUGHIE, CLYBOURNE PARK, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, BORN YESTERDAY, HOLLYWOOD ARMS. Off-Broadway: THE BABYLON LINE, THE NETHER, ANGELS IN AMERICA, SPRING AWAKENING, THE GOD OF HELL. Film: Untitled Detroit Project, Gold, St. Vincent, Changeling, Taking of Pelham 123, Dan in Real Life, Thirteen Days, Pollock, People I Know, In America, Down to You, Royal Tennenbaums. TV: “The Get Down,” “Newsroom,” “Younger,” “The Good Wife,” “Modern Family,” “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Knick,” “Girls,” “Flight of the Conchords,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Sopranos,” “Law & Order: SVU." Regional: Goodman Theatre, ACT, Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, Williamstown, Cincinnati Playhouse, Arena Stage, Mark Taper Forum. Education: BA, Wesleyan University; MFA, NYU Graduate Acting Program.  

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Gina Gionfriddo

(Playwright) Gina Gionfriddo premiered CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? at Boston’s Huntington Theatre, in her third collaboration with the company.  Gina is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN (Playwrights Horizons; Hampstead Theatre in London) and BECKY SHAW (Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival; Second Stage Theatre; Almeida Theatre in London).  Her other plays include AFTER ASHLEY (ATL’s Humana Festival; Vineyard Theatre); and U.S. DRAG (in New York by Clubbed Thumb and the stageFARM.) She has received an OBIE Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, an Outer Critics Circle Award, The Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, and an American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg citation. She has written for the television dramas “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Cold Case,” “Borgia,” “The Alienist,” and “House of Cards.”

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Peter DuBois

(Director) Peter DuBois is the Artistic Director at the Huntington Theatre Company (2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award) where directing credits include Stephen Sondheim's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC; world premieres of Gina Gionfriddo's CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, Lydia R. Diamond's SMART PEOPLE, Stephen Karam's SONS OF THE PROPHET (2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist). His West End/London credits include SEX WITH STRANGERS, RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN (Hampstead Theatre), BECKY SHAW (Almeida Theatre). New York credits include THE POWER OF DUFF (NYSF/Powerhouse Theater); RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN (Playwrights Horizons, 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist); SONS OF THE PROPHET (Roundabout Theatre Company); MODERN TERRORISM, BECKY SHAW, TRUST, ALL NEW PEOPLE, and LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART (Second Stage Theatre); MEASURE FOR PLEASURE, RICHARD III with Peter Dinklage, MOM, HOW DID YOU MEET THE BEATLES?, BIRO (The Public Theater/NYSF); JACK GOES BOATING with Philip Seymour Hoffman and THE VIEW FROM 151ST STREET (LAByrinth/The Public Theater).

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Allen Moyer

(Scenic Design) Broadway: THE LYONS,  LYSISTRATA JONES, AFTER MISS JULIE, GREY GARDENS (Tony/Drama Desk nominations, Henry Hewes Award), THURGOOD, THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, THE CONSTANT WIFE, TWELVE ANGRY MEN, RECKLESS. Recent Off-Broadway: THIS DAY FORWARD and DOT (Vineyard), STEVE and RASHEEDA SPEAKING (New Group), DINNER WITH FRIENDS (Roundabout/Laura Pels), FAR FROM HEAVEN (Playwright’s Horizons), GIANT (The Public), A MINISTER’S WIFE and THE NEW CENTURY (Lincoln Center Theater). Extensive opera credits include ORFEO ED EURIDICE for the Metropolitan Opera. Also, ROMEO AND JULIET; ON MOTIFS OF SHAKESPEARE with the Mark Morris Dance Group and CAROUSEL and SHOW BOAT (Live from Lincoln Center) for the New York Philharmonic, and THE NEW YORKERS and BIG RIVER (City Center Encores!). 2006 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence.

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Jessica Pabst

(Costume Design) Broadway: MARVIN'S ROOM, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES. Vineyard Theatre: SOMEWHERE FUN, THE METAL CHILDREN. Recent Off-Broadway: THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION, WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID, MURDER BALLAD (MTC); THE HARVEST, HER REQUIEM, KILL FLOOR (LCT3); A LIFE, RANCHO VIEJO, MARJORIE PRIME, THE QUALMS, THE WHALE (Lucille Lortel Award; Playwrights Horizons); PURPLE LIGHTS OF JOPPA ILLINOIS (Atlantic); THE NETHER (MCC); FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (The Public); SHE KILLS MONSTERS (Drama Desk nom; The Flea). Also Primary Stages, Second Stage, Rattlestick Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Long Wharf, CTGcom.<

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Daniel Kluger

(Sound Design) Broadway: SIGNIFICANT OTHER. New York: MAN FROM NEBRASKA (Second Stage), THE LIGHT YEARS, ANTLIA PNEUMATICA, MARJORIE PRIME, IOWA (Playwrights Horizons); THE EFFECT, TRIBES, HIT THE WALL (Barrow Street Theatre); THE MYTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS (Lincoln Center); SIGNIFICANT OTHER, THE COMMON PURSUIT (Roundabout); LOST GIRLS, THE NETHER (MCC); I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD, WOMEN OR NOTHING (Atlantic Theater Company); YOU GOT OLDER (Page73); SOMEWHERE FUN, THE NORTH POOL (Vineyard). Regional: The Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Rep, Huntington Theater Co, Long Wharf, Pig Iron, Two River Theater, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. www.danielkluger.com  

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Lee Kinney

(Sound Design) New York based sound designer. New York: THE LIGHT YEARS (Playwrights Horizons); THE FATHER, A DOLL'S HOUSE (Theatre for a New Audience); THE TOMB OF KING TOT (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks); SPILL, EMPATHITRAX, SHITLOADS OF MONEY, ASKING FOR TROUBLE, METRO CARDS (Ensemble Studio Theatre); THE CONVENT OF PLEASURE (Cherry Lane Theatre); A WOLF IN THE RIVER, STUDENT BODY, SMOKE (The Flea); PEER@ME (NYU Tisch). www.leeakinney.com

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Terri K. Kohler

(Production Stage Manager) Vineyard Theatre: INDECENT. New York: THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD..., CHERI (Signature); RED SPEEDO, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, BELLEVILLE, THE BLACK EYED (New York Theatre Workshop); MOTHER COURAGE, DOCTOR FAUSTUS, THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, THE FOREST (CSC); FUTURITY (Soho Rep/Ars Nova); WASHETERIA, WE ARE PROUD...., ORANGE, HAT & GRACE (Soho Rep); PRETTY FILTHY, IN THE FOOTPRINT, PARIS COMMUNE, THE GREAT IMMENSITY (Civilians); THE DESIGNATED MOURNER, IN DARFUR, (The Public); GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS, ANGEL REAPERS (Conceived by Martha Clarke). Select Regional: WILD SWANS (ART/Young Vic); OEDIPUS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, LA DISPUTE, THE SOUND OF A VOICE (ART). Usual Suspect (NYTW), Associate Artist, The Civilians.

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Russell H. Champa

(Lighting Design) Current and recent projects: PICKED, TIMON OF ATHENS (The Public Theater), THE GRAND MANNER (Lincoln Center Theater). Broadway: IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY, Julia Sweeney’s GOD SAID “HA!”. NYC: Manhattan Theater Club, 2nd Stage, New York Stage & Film. Regional: ACT, Berkeley Rep, The Mark Taper Forum, Wilma Theatre. Thanks J + J. PEACE.

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CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? Calendar

May 4 - June 11, 2017

Performances are Tuesday - Sunday. CLICK HERE for the complete calendar. Running time: approximately 1 hour, 35 minutes with no intermission
SPECIAL FINANCIAL INSIGHT TRAINING TALKBACK

Wednesday, May 31 at 7pm

Jodi Carter, CPA, AEP® will lead a talkback about debt and financial management. For more than 25 years, Jodi has helped families and business owners achieve their career and family financial goals. Jodi’s passion for Behavioral Finance — a field that helps people understand the relationships between money and psychology — has led the firm from being a typical Accounting and Tax practice into one that provides clients a framework for making informed decisions throughout every major life transition. Through her Financial Insight Training courses, Jodi teaches individuals strategies for healthy financial lives that match one’s values and circumstances. Her coaching programs were developed to address Financial Philosophy as a life skill. For more information about Jodi and her services, visit www.cartercpallc.com.

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Amber Tamblyn makes her Off-Broadway debut in CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce casting for the New York premiere of two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist Gina Gionfriddo’s CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, directed by Peter DuBois (SONS OF THE PROPHET, BECKY SHAW). CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? will begin preview performances on Thursday, May 4 with an o

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