MCC's PlayLabs provides audiences with: a rare first look at brand new plays by a group of notable emerging playwrights; the opportunity to participate in post-show conversations that aid in the development of the work; and a meet-n-greet wine reception with actors and the creative team following all activities.
Lost Girls by John Pollono
directed by Jo Bonney
Monday, September 15 at 7pm
Lou and Maggie, divorced but now compelled to join forces when their daughter has stolen the car and disappeared into a blinding snowstorm, must confront their volatile past and come to terms with the bitter unravelling of a once promising romance. A story of deep resentment and great love by the writer of MCC's smash hit Small Engine Repair.
How to Use a Knife by Will Snider
directed by Kareem Fahmy
Monday, September 29 at 7pm
In the chaotic hustle and bustle of a popular restaurant kitchen, Steve is hiding in plain sight. An East African immigrant, he seems to be a humble yet dignified dishwasher, but Steve has a shocking past during the bloody Rwandan ethnic cleansing, and Immigration authorities are on his trail. Written by a young, exciting new talent, the play bursts with grinding suspense, energy and surprise.
Shut Up When You Talk to Me by Stephen Belber
directed by David Schwimmer
Monday, October 6 at 7pm
From celebrated writer Stephen Belber comes a new play about the journey of friends from idealistic, exciting, "brave new world" youth to wiser but definitely sadder middle age. Drifter Mack drops into Luke's circumscribed, boring and safe life, threatening to blow it all apart by alcoholic binges, infidelity, and family abandonment. How far can he make Luke go to recapture the fire of their younger years?