MCC Theater has extended its world-premiere production of Transfers, written by Lucy Thurber and directed by Jackson Gay. Previously scheduled through May 13, Transfers will now play through May 20 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
Inspired by young artists participating in the MCC Theater Youth Company, Transfers tells the story of Cristofer and Clarence — two gifted students from the South Bronx. After two years at a local community college being coached by faculty members, the young men are competing for a life-changing scholarship at an elite Northeast university. During a campus visit, the young men are unexpectedly confronted with their shared past while trying to break through a system that seems designed to keep them on the outside.
The cast features Ato Blankson-Wood, Leon Addison Brown, Juan Castano, Glenn Davis, and Samantha Soule.
Transfers was originally presented by New York Stage and Film and Vassar in the Powerhouse Season, Summer 2016.