MCC Theater announced the rest of the cast of the world premiere of Relevance, a new play by J.C. Lee that will begin previews at Lucille Lortel Theatre on February 1, 2018, with opening night set for February 20. Joining the previously announced Jayne Houdyshell (A Doll's House, Part 2) will be Pascale Armand (Eclipsed), Molly Camp (The Heiress), and Richard Masur (Transparent).
In Relevance, Theresa Hanneck is a celebrated author and veteran feminist warrior, and Msemaji Ukweli is a promising young writer who is quickly becoming the leading cultural critic on race, class, and gender for a new generation. When a heated exchange between the two women goes viral, Theresa finds herself ill-equipped to manage her message in the era of 140-character tweets — especially against a rival whose time may have come.
Directed by Liesl Tommy, the production will have scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Jacob A. Climer, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, sound design by Broken Chord, and projection design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.