Jenna Fischer Eyes Off-Broadway Role Post ‘The Office’

Jenna Fischer

While many are sad about The Office going off the air for good this May, some of the cast members are already crafting their futures post The Office.

Office favorite, Jenna Fischer, who plays Pam on the show is setting up a future that will go beyond television. Fischer is said to have scored an off-broadway role in the play Reasons to Be Happy at the MCC Theater in New York.

This is a significant time for Fischer as it is her first theater role. Jenna Fischer took to the social networking site Twitter to announce that there was exciting news coming in lieu of a more official announcement. Earlier today she tweeted: “Very excited to share what I’ll be doing post-Office!”

The news of Jenna Fischer taking on her first theater role was officially announced by the theater’s website. With Fischer attached, Director Neil LaBute is set to direct the production. Fischer is set to star alongside Josh Hamilton, who was seen earlier in the year against Katie Holmes in a theater production of Dead Accounts. Also joining the theater production is In Plain Sight’s Fred Weller, and canceled GCB’s Leslie Bibb.

Via the theater’s official site, Reasons To Be Happy has been described as:

“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.”


Coincidentally the first show begins on May 16, which is the same day as The Office closes its doors on NBC. Back in August Fischer spoke about The Office’s final season and just how emotional the final season will be, saying, “Kate [Flannery, who plays Meredith] and I already cried together.”

Will you go see Jenna Fischer in her theater debut? Are you excited to see other castmates from The Office take on different projects?