Manhattan Theatre Club Announces the World Premiere of Continuity
Rachel Chavkin is set to direct the play by Bess Wohl.
Manhattan Theatre Club has announced plans to present the world premiere of Continuity, a new play by Bess Wohl (Small Mouth Sounds) and directed by Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812). The production will play MTC's Studio at Stage II, with previews beginning May 7, 2019, in advance of its opening on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
The play is described as follows: "A sheet of ice sits in the desert of New Mexico. A mad eco-terrorist plants a bomb in order to save humankind. A beleaguered film crew tries to get in one last shot before losing the light."
Commissioned by MTC with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of the MTC/Sloan Initiative, Continuity's cast and creative team will be announced at a later date. Single tickets will go on sale in 2019.
In addition, MTC is pleased to announce 21 recent recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions. The commissioned writers are Jaclyn Backhaus (Men on Boats), Clare Barron (Dance Nation), Nina Braddock (Wishbone), Sarah Burgess (Dry Powder), Christopher Chen (Caught), E V Crowe (Hero), Jessica Dickey (Row After Row), Stella Feehily (O Go My Man), Dipika Guha (Yoga Play), Alan Harris (How My Light Is Spent), Jiréh Breon Holder (Too Heavy for Your Pocket), Philip Howze (Frontières Sans Frontières), Ethan Lipton (The Outer Space), Martyna Majok (Cost of Living), Caroline V. McGraw (Ultimate Beauty Bible), Jiehae Park (peerless), Max Posner (The Treasurer), Jen Silverman (Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties), Al Smith (Harrogate), Celine Song (Endlings), and Andrew Thompson (In Event of Moone Disaster).