'The Get Down' Actor Justice Smith Joins Off-Broadway Play 'Yen'

The Hollywood Reporter

The Get Down's Justice Smith is getting up onstage.

The actor of the Netflix series has joined the cast of Yen, MCC Theater announced Wednesday, along with Chance actress Stefania LaVie Owen and Ari Graynor. They join the previously announced Manchester by the Sea star Lucas Hedges in the new production.

Trip Cullman (Significant Other) will direct Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning off-Broadway play. Previews begin Jan. 12 ahead of a Jan. 30 opening at MCC's regular home, the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York. The limited engagement is set to run through Feb. 19.

In Yen, Bobbie (Smith) and Hench (Hedges) are home alone. Days are filled by streaming porn, playing video games, watching the world go by. Their mom (Graynor) rarely visits these days, and it's chaos when she does. But when animal-loving neighbor Jenny (Owen) takes an interest in their dog Taliban, the boys discover a world far beyond what they know.

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