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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dinelaris, Campbell & Henley Comprise MCC Theater's Upcoming Season

The Fab Marquee News Desk.

Since its beginnings in 1986 (formerly known as Manhattan Class Company), MCC Theater has scaled to be one of New York City's top Off-Broadway companies. You might have heard their name being uttered more than usual due to their production of the excellent (and prematurely closed) reasons to be pretty, nominated for three Tony Awards. They have recently announced their upcoming 2009-2010 Season, and its one not to be missed, specially when you can purchase all three shows for less than a hundred dollars.
Two-time Drama Desk-nominated playwright Alexander Dinelaris (Red Dog Howls) opens the season with his play Still Life, directed by Will Frears (Omnium Gatherum), Sept 16th through November 1st, 2009.

"With her star on the rise, photographer, Carrie Ann inexplicably shuts down at the pinnacle of her career. Lost, and afraid to even pick up a camera, her sudden descent is interrupted by a whirlwind romance with Jeff, a trend analyst who becomes determined to help her move on, even while facing his own dark future."

The season continues with the american premiere of playwright Alex Kay Campbell's Pride, after its West End triumphant Olivier Award-winning run at The Royal Court. This time under the direction of Tony-Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Blackbird), January 27 through March 14th, 2009.

"Oliver, Philip, and Sylvia are caught in a kind of erotic time warp. Their complex love triangle, replete with conflicting loyalties and passions, jumps from 1958 to the present and back in a maelstrom of fantasy, repression and rebellion in this innovative new drama."

MCC closes their season with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart), and her play Family Week. Directing will be Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Rachel Getting Married), making his theatrical debut. Family Week plays from April 7 through May 23rd, 2009.

"A year after the death of her son, Claire checks into a recovery center in the desert, searching for a way to cope. When her mother, daughter and sister arrive to participate in "family week," long-dormant traumas collide with recent tragedies in surprisingly comical, shocking and deeply moving ways. United in this family struggle, the women rage and reach out in an effort to reconcile their love with the way things are."

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