Kathleen Turner
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Kathleen Turner
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
The February 19 and 20 performances of Charles Busch's new play The Third Story, being presented by MCC Theatre at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, have been canceled due to an injury that has befallen star Kathleen Turner. She will resume performances with the February 21 matinee with a cane and a knee brace. The company does not have understudies for any of its cast.

The Third Story is composed of three interconnected stories: a realistic tale of a mother and son screenwriting team in the 1940's, a B-movie about the uneasy alliance between a mob queen and a frosty lady scientist, and a Russian fairy tale in which a painfully shy Princess makes a dark pact with a mercurial old witch.

In addition to Turner and Busch, the show stars Scott Parkinson, Sarah Rafferty, Jennifer Van Dyck, and Jonathan Walker, and is directed by Carl Andress. Performances are scheduled to continue until March 15.

For more information, visit www.mcctheater.org.