Great Things are Happening at MTC This Season

by Theresa Rebeck
directed by Doug Hughes
with F. Murray Abraham, Dylan Baker, Bobby Cannavale, Katie Finneran and Alison Pill.

Previews begin September 13, 2007
Opening Night: October 4, 2007



A GRIPPING NEW PLAY from the enterprising author of such acclaimed hits as The Scene, Bad Dates and Omnium Gatherum (for which she and her co-author earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination). Jackie and Mary are half-sisters whose mother’s death leaves them in possession of a rare stamp collection. But which sister actually owns the stamps? Which of three dealers can be trusted with their sale? And where do we choose to live: the present or the past? Tightly woven and ever-surprising, this sinister comedy marks Theresa Rebeck’s first collaboration with MTC, as well as her Broadway debut. The cast features Alison Pill, recently seen in MTC's Blackbird, and Bobby Cannavale (Hurlyburly, "Will and Grace"). A co-production with the Huntington Theatre Company. More info»

by William Inge
directed by Michael Pressman
with S. Epatha Merkerson

Previews begin January 3, 2008
Opening Night: January 24, 2008


LOLA IS A FADED BEAUTY QUEEN trapped in a lonely marriage to Doc, a recovering alcoholic on the brink of relapse. When a pretty young woman becomes a boarder in their cluttered Midwest home, their lives are unsettled as unspoken passions rise to the surface. As the emptiness of their marriage is laid bare, can they find their way back to each other or will they be undone? Emmy® winner and Tony nominee S. Epatha Merkerson (“Law and Order,” The Piano Lesson) stars in this new production of William Inge’s true American classic, an absorbing tale of lost hopes and unfulfilled promise, told with unflinching honesty and heartbreaking power. More info»


by Caryl Churchill
directed by James Macdonald

Previews begin April 15, 2008
Opening Night: May 7, 2008

  THE BROADWAY DEBUT of a Caryl Churchill masterpiece. Set at the Top Girls Employment Agency in London in the early 1980s, this groundbreaking, theatrical play tells the story of Marlene, an ambitious career woman who has just been appointed head of the firm. But as she celebrates her achievements, can we applaud her values? This bold and ingenious work from the singularly talented author of Far Away and Cloud Nine offers one of the theatre’s most honest portraits of what it means to be a woman in the modern world. Directing is James Macdonald, who staged the New York premiere of Ms. Churchill’s A Number, as well as last season’s hit production of Dying City at Lincoln Center Theater.

by Adam Bock
directed by Joe Mantello
with Josh Charles, Robert Foxworth, Jayne Houdyshell, and Kendra Kassebaum

Previews begin October 12, 2007
Opening Night: October 30, 2007

  AT THE START OF A TYPICAL DAY in the Northeast Office, Beverly deals effortlessly with ringing phones and her colleague's romantic troubles. But the appearance of a charming rep from the Central Office disrupts the friendly routine. And as the true nature of the company's business becomes apparent, THE RECEPTIONIST raises disquieting, provocative questions about the consequences of complicity with evil. This world premiere from Adam Bock, the author of The Thugs and Swimming in the Shallows, is directed by Joe Mantello, the two-time Tony Award®-winning director of last season’s Blackbird at MTC, as well as Assassins, Wicked and Take Me Out. And the cast features Jayne Houdyshell, a Tony Award nominee for Well last season. More info»

by Liz Flahive
directed by Leigh Silverman

Previews begin March 27, 2008
Opening Night: April 16, 2008

  KENNY BARRETT DID SOMETHING that has everyone worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that's going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school. At home, his family is struggling with second marriages, surprise visits, school dances and forgotten dry cleaning. A darkly funny and unexpectedly moving family story, this world premiere is written by newcomer Liz Flahive and directed by Leigh Silverman (Well).

by Abbie Spallen
directed by Carolyn Cantor

Previews begin November 8, 2007
Opening Night: December 4, 2007

IN THIS GRIPPING PLAY from one of Ireland’s brightest new talents, playwright Abbie Spallen shapes a startling tale of three lives colliding in rural Ireland. The play unfolds with the story of a homely, tomboyish pump girl at a rundown gas station. When a local racetrack star becomes the focus of her obsession, the affair threatens more than the feelings of his disenchanted wife. A blazing success last season in Edinburgh and at London’s renowned Bush Theatre, the play is in the best tradition of richly detailed and unforgettable Irish storytelling. More info»

by Itamar Moses
directed by Pam MacKinnon

Previews begin March 6, 2008
Opening Night: March 25, 2008

WHEN BEN'S FIRST NOVEL vaults him into literary stardom, his friend David, a struggling playwright, is thrilled for his newfound success...or is he? Should Benjamin help David by using his new connections? Can David even expect such favors from his friend? And, most importantly, who should pay for lunch? The Four of Us is a poignant new play about friendship and memory, the gap between our stories and our lives, and what happens when your dreams come true - for your best friend.


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