MCC presents The Wooden Breeks, by Glen Berger, directed by Trip Cullman.
A dark, comic tale set in the fantastical, miserable hamlet of Brood, Glen Berger's new play conjures up a marvelously imaginative world peopled by a large cast of dreamers, schemers, and lots of would-be lovers. Tormented by the memory of a beautiful young girl he adored and lost, and saddled with the bastard child she left behind as a painful reminder of their doomed romance, a village tinker turned poet tries to ease his pain by conjuring up a hilarious and extremely moving theatrical tale, a story made up for the young boy as they sit in front of the dying embers of their hearth. When the last spark is extinguished, we have gone along with them on a magical journey filled with music, shadow, and light, meeting along the way a town full of comically misguided characters and an enchanting young saleswoman of casket bell devices for the prematurely buried. A rich and delightful tale for everyone who remembers what a great story sounds like.