MCC Theater Extends “The Other Place” Through May 1, 2011
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MCC THEATER EXTENDS
“THE OTHER PLACE”
BY SHARR WHITE
DIRECTED BY JOE MANTELLO
THROUGH MAY 1, 2011
New York, NY – MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) today announced that their world premiere production of Sharr White’s The Other Place, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, has been extended through May 1, 2011. The production features actors Dennis Boutsikaris, Aya Cash, Laurie Metcalf and John Schiappa. Performances of this new emotional thriller began at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on March 11, 2011 with an official opening night on March 28, 2011. The Other Place was recently nominated for three 2011 Lucille Lortel Awards, including Outstanding Director (Mantello) and Outstanding Lead Actress (Metcalf).
Just as Juliana Smithton’s (Metcalf) research leads to a potential breakthrough in neurological medicine, her life takes a disorienting turn. During a lecture to colleagues at an exclusive beach resort, she glimpses an enigmatic young woman in a yellow bikini amidst the crowd of business suits. One step at a time, a mystery unravels as contradictory evidence, blurred truth and fragmented memories collide in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod.
Scenic Design is by Eugene Lee, Costume Design is by Dane Laffrey, Lighting Design is by Justin Townsend, Projection Design is by William Cusick and Original Music and Sound Design is by Fitz Patton.
Performances are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00. Tickets are $65 and are available by visiting www.mcctheater.org or by contacting Ticket Central directly at www.ticketcentral.com or calling 212-279-4200.
MCC Theater is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary season as one of New York City's leading Off Broadway theater companies, committed to presenting New York and world premieres each season. When MCC Theater was founded in 1986, its mission was simple: to bring new theatrical voices to theater-going audiences. MCC Theater continues to accomplish this yearly through three programmatic areas: its mainstage works; its Playwrights’ Coalition, which actively seeks and develops new and emerging writers; and its Education & Outreach Programs, including the Youth Company, which allow more than 1,200 students yearly to experience theater, increase literacy and discover their own voices through the creation of original theater pieces. Notable MCC Theater highlights include: the 2008 Tony Award-nominated reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute, last season’s The Pride, Fifty Words, the 2004 Tony-winning production of Bryony Lavery’s Frozen; Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig; Rebecca Gilman’s The Glory of Living; Marsha Norman’s Trudy Blue; Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit; Tim Blake Nelson’s The Grey Zone and Alan Bowne’s Beirut. Over the years, the dedication to the work of new and emerging artists has earned MCC Theater a variety of awards.
Praise for The Other Place:
“Laurie Metcalf is a NATIONAL TREASURE!”
– New York Magazine
“BRINGS TO MIND CRITICAL AND AUDIENCE FAVORITES LIKE PROOF AND WIT. A cagy, emotionally resonant drama packed with plot twists!”
– Eric Grode, The New York Times
“Laurie Metcalf gives a command performance! Compelling, at times scarily intense!”
– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“Sharr White knows how to hook an audience. The drama unfolds like a puzzle… Joe Mantello directs and keeps the action pulsing nonstop…The emotional wallop it delivers is almost shocking.”
– Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News
“An engrossing new drama! Dennis Boutsikaris negotiates with appealing nuance. John Schiappa and Aya Cash are superb.”
– Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg News
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