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Robert Harling's screenplay to the iconic film The First Wives Club will come alive for a one night-only benefit reading directed by Trip Cullman and featuring an all-star cast. All proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund's Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, which provides "a safety net and a place to turn when women in the creative community are faced with critical health concerns."
The evening is produced in arrangement with Paramount Pictures by The Indigo Theatre Project (Nick Gereffi, Artistic Director/ Rachel Sussman, Executive Producer), a theater company that strives to unite passion with purpose by producing high-profile readings to benefit relevant charitable organizations. The First Wives Club is Line Produced by Allison Bressi and Associate Produced by Shoshana Feinstein.
MCC's PlayLabs provides audiences with: a rare first look at brand new plays by a group of notable emerging playwrights; the opportunity to participate in post-show conversations that aid in the development of the work; and a meet-n-greet wine reception with actors and the creative team following all activities.
Lost Girls by John Pollono
directed by Jo Bonney
Monday, September 15 at 7pm
Lou and Maggie, divorced but now compelled to join forces when their daughter has stolen the car and disappeared into a blinding snowstorm, must confront their volatile past and come to terms with the bitter unravelling of a once promising romance. A story of deep resentment and great love by the writer of MCC's smash hit Small Engine Repair.
How to Use a Knife by Will Snider
directed by Kareem Fahmy
Monday, September 29 at 7pm
In the chaotic hustle and bustle of a popular restaurant kitchen, Steve is hiding in plain sight. An East African immigrant, he seems to be a humble yet dignified dishwasher, but Steve has a shocking past during the bloody Rwandan ethnic cleansing, and Immigration authorities are on his trail. Written by a young, exciting new talent, the play bursts with grinding suspense, energy and surprise.
Shut Up When You Talk to Me by Stephen Belber
directed by David Schwimmer
Monday, October 6 at 7pm
From celebrated writer Stephen Belber comes a new play about the journey of friends from idealistic, exciting, "brave new world" youth to wiser but definitely sadder middle age. Drifter Mack drops into Luke's circumscribed, boring and safe life, threatening to blow it all apart by alcoholic binges, infidelity, and family abandonment. How far can he make Luke go to recapture the fire of their younger years?
Based on a bestselling novel by Edna Ferber, Show Boat tells the 40-year story of the lives of performers, stagehands, and dock workers who are the denizens of the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat. The New Yorker noted that the show "was a radical departure in musical storytelling, marrying spectacle with seriousness," moving beyond the light and airy plots of previous operettas and musical comedies with its serious subjects of racial prejudice and tragic love. Highlights include "Ol' Man River," "Make Believe," and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man." Broadway's most revived and revised work, Show Boat was the first musical ever performed by an opera company — by New York City Opera in 1954.