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New Works by Neil LaBute and More Set for MCC Theater PlayLabs Reading Series

MCC will help develop new plays by three dramatists.

Neil LaBute's new play How to Fight Loneliness will be read on September 28.
Neil LaBute's new play How to Fight Loneliness will be read on September 28.
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MCC Theater has announced the lineup for its 2015 PlayLabs reading series this fall.

First up, on September 21 at 7pm, is The Siblings Play, a work by Ren Dara Santiago that Daniel Talbott directs. It explores the lives of three young children who struggle to create a new family when they're virtually abandoned by their neglectful parents.

How to Fight Loneliness, a new play by Neil LaBute, will be read on September 28 at 7pm. Directed by Jo Bonney, the work is described as follows: "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?"

Concluding the series on October 5 at 7pm is Stephen Brown's Welcome Home. The play is described as follows: "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 barista."

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PlayLabs Readings

Closed: October 5, 2015