Mon, Sep 21, 7pm—The Siblings Play
Mon, Sep 28, 7pm—How to Fight Loneliness
Mon, Oct 5, 7pm—Welcome Home
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The Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher Street
(between Bleecker Street and Hudson Street)
In September and October, MCC Theater will present its annual PlayLabs reading series. These readings take the development of new plays to the public, bringing you exciting new work and giving the playwrights the invaluable opportunity to engage directly with an audience.
PlayLabs feature new work by some of the most exciting writers working today. Each has their own unique voice that is brought to life by New York's best actors. Past readings have featured Michael Shannon (Oscar nominee for Revolutionary Road, Bug), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Marin Ireland (reasons to be pretty on Broadway, Blasted), and many more.
With our PlayLabs, MCC Theater brings new plays to you and gives you an important role in the play development process. Join us after every reading for a free post-reading reception including wine and snacks, with a chance to chat with the playwright, the actors, and meet other new play enthusiasts.
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Mon, Sep 21 at 7pm
THE SIBLINGS PLAY
by MCC Theater Youth Company Alum Ren Dara Santiago
directed by Daniel Talbott
with Kelly AuCoin, Gretchen Mol, and Fred Weller
Virtually abandoned by neglectful parents, young Marie, Leon, and Mars struggle on their own to create a new family. Love and mutual support come easy, but the threatening world outside the supposed safety of this arrangement comes crashing in, creating unexpected and frightening conflicts they seem too vulnerable to overcome.
Mon, Sep 28 at 7pm
HOW TO FIGHT LONELINESS
by MCC Playwright in Residence Neil LaBute
directed by Jo Bonney
Brad and Jodie need Tate to do them a favor. Brad is married to Jodie. Jodie went to school with Tate. Tate doesn’t trust Brad. What follows is an exploration of love and death in an age where both come at a very high price.
After all: whose life is it anyway?
Mon, Oct 5 at 7pm
by Stephen Brown
directed by Lee Sunday Evans
Tommy’s older brother has disappeared without a trace. In this touching and gentle comedy, a mother and her remaining son have to deal with their painful feelings of guilt and apprehension, buoyed up by the unexpected and richly humorous support of their quirky newly adopted family, including an amateur psychologist and an over-caffeinated and lonely young barrista.
Programming and casting is subject to change.