What do Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, and Anna Wintour have in common? They all need assistance! Enter the world of Nick and Nora, 20-somethings working in a tyrannical tycoon’s downtown Manhattan headquarters, juggling phone calls and jumping through hoops with marathon endurance – all for the privilege of being mocked and insulted by their velociraptor of a boss. Fireworks explode in this office full of ambitious ladder-climbers, shooting some to the top and leaving others burnt and scarred. But these young and eager assistants are hooked, blinded by the dream of success.
An Off-Broadway hit comedy in 2012, Assistance is the second offering in playwright Leslye Headland’s “Seven Deadly Sins” series – this time treating greed – and comes on the heels of Bachelorette, another hit and also a feature film release. The Wilma is thrilled to announce the return of director David Kennedy, who previously directed the Wilma’s 2011 success The Understudy.