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Jayne Houdyshell to Star in MCC Theater's Relevance

Liesl Tommy will direct J.C. Lee's new play.

Jayne Houdyshell will appear in Relevance at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
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Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell will star in MCC Theater's upcoming production of J.C. Lee's Relevance at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Directed by Liesl Tommy, the show begins performances February 1, with opening night set for February 20.

In Relevance, Theresa Hanneck is a celebrated author and veteran feminist warrior; 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.

Full casting will be announced in the coming weeks. 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.

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