Whatever Works explores the relationship between a crotchety misanthrope, Boris and a naïve, impressionable young runaway from the south, Melody. When Melody’s uptight parents arrive in New York to rescue her, they are quickly drawn into wildly unexpected romantic entanglements. Everyone discovers that finding love is just a combination of lucky chance and appreciating the value of “whatever works.”
A middle-aged, misanthropic divorcée from New York City surprisingly enters a fulfilling, Pygmalion-type relationship with a much younger, unsophisticated Southern girl.
Attempting to impress his ideologies on religion, relationships, and the randomness (and worthlessness) of existence, lifelong New York resident Boris Yellnikoff rants to anyone who will listen, including the audience. But when he begrudgingly allows naive Mississippi runaway Melodie St. Ann Celestine to live in his apartment, his reclusive rages give way to an unlikely friendship and Boris begins to mold the impressionable young girl’s worldly views to match his own. When it comes to love, “whatever works” is his motto, but his already perplexed life complicates itself further when Melodie’s parents eventually track her down. Written by The Massie Twins
|Tagline:||A new comedy|
|Cast:||Adam Brooks, Carolyn McCormick, Christopher Evan Welch, Conleth Hill, Ed Begley Jr., Evan Rachel Wood, Henry Cavill, Jessica Hecht, John Gallagher Jr., Julie Basem, Kristen Ruhlin, Larry David, Lyle Kanouse, Michael McKean, Nicole Patrick, Olek Krupa, Patricia Clarkson, Samantha Bee, Willa Cuthrell-Tuttleman, Yolonda Ross|