MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, Artistic Directors; William Cantler, Associate Artistic Director, John G. Schultz, Executive Director), one of New York City's leading Off-Broadway theater companies, presents Escape: 6 Ways to Get Away, a benefit evening of one-act plays written by Jon Robin Baitz, John Guare, Peter Hedges, Neil LaBute, Tim Blake Nelson and Wendy Wasserstein.
My Beautiful Goddamn City by Jon Robin Baitz: As the presidential election nears, two sisters debate the future of the country; one sister contemplates fleeing rather than facing the next four years.
Madagascar by John Guare, directed Doug Hughes: an heir to a prominent local family prepares for his entry into medical school with his young, naive wife.
Stand-Up by Neil LaBute, directed by Erica Gould: A floundering stand-up comic comes out in a major way...or does he?
and the will becomes again a garden by Tim Blake Nelson, directed by Doug Hughes: An estranged family gathers together to say goodbye to their dying father.
An excerpt from Miami, book by Wendy Wasserstein, with music by Jack Feldman, lyrics by Bruce Sussman: Hundreds of New York snowbirds flock to Miami Beach to see Miss Kitty Kat's famous lounge act.
A one-act play from Peter Hedges TBA.
The evening's proceeds will benefit MCC Theater and its literary and education and outreach programs.