Friday Night Lights star Matt Lauria and Girls cast member Zosia Mamet will lead the company of Paul Downs Colaizzo’s Really Really, an off-Broadway production of MCC Theater to be directed by Obie Award winner Daivd Cromer (Our Town). The drama of sexual politics among twenty-somethings will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre January 31-March 10, with an opening set for February 19.
In the work, which played a record-breaking run at Washington D.C.’s Signature Theatre last season, the aftermath of a wild party turns ugly when gossip about the privileged Davis (Lauria) and ambitious Leigh (Mamet) turns ugly. The pair will be joined by Lauren Culpepper (who appeared in Signature’s production), David Hull (Wicked), Evan Jonigkeit (High), Kobi Libii (CQ/CX), and Aleque Reid (Hair). Featured on the creative team are David Korins (scenic design), Sarah Laux (costume design), David Wiener (lighting design), and Daniel Kluger (sound design).
Lauria returns to the New York stage after having appeared in An Upset at Ensemble Studio Theatre. He was a series regular of Fox’s The Chicago Code and is perhaps best known as Luke Cafferty on the NBC series Friday Night Lights. He is currently starring in a recurring role on NBC’s Parenthood. In addition to HBO’s Girls, Mamet has been seen in The Kids are All Right, Mad Men, and Parenthood. Her stage credits include The Naked Eye, which was part of the Atlantic’s 10×25 festival and the 24 Hour Plays.
Colaizzo’s resume includes Little Gives, The Thing About Getting, Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill, and For Tomorrow, Please Prepare. He was the editor and associate producer of the 2008 web series Cubby Bernstein: Tony Campaign Manager, in which he also appeared as Cubby’s assistant, Dyllun von Ritter. The MCC production of Really Really marks his New York playwriting debut. Cromer’s many directing credits include Tribes, Adding Machine: A Musical, The House of Blue Leaves, and When the Rain Stops Falling.