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MCC Theater’s New York Premiere of “Punk Rock” Extends by Popular Demand Through December 14

Rick Miramontez / Scott Braun / Michael Jorgensen

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“ P U N K   R O C K ”




New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce that the critically-acclaimed Punk Rock will extend by popular demand with performances now through December 14, 2014.  It was previously scheduled to end its limited run on December 7th.  Douglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert, Lortel Award winner Annie Funke, five-time Obie winner David Greenspan, Colby Minifie, Will Pullen, Noah Robbins, and Sophie Shapiro star in the New York premiere of Punk Rock, a new play by Simon Stephens and directed by Trip Cullman.  Performances for Punk Rock began at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on October 29, 2014.  The official opening took place on November 17, 2014Tickets are now on sale.  For info, please visit www.mcctheater.org.   


“A marvelous cast… A tender, ferocious and frightening play…” – The New York Times

“Riveting, insightful and excitingly theatrical.” – The Hollywood Reporter


In a private school outside of Manchester, England a group of highly-articulate seventeen year-olds flirt and posture their way through the day while preparing for their A-Level mock exams. With hormones raging and minimal adult supervision, nothing can mask the underlying tension that becomes increasingly pronounced as the clock ticks towards the ultimate dismissal.


Inspired by playwright Simon Stephens’ own experiences as a teacher, Punk Rock is an unnerving chronicle of contemporary adolescence at the breaking point.  Stephens is currently represented on Broadway by the Olivier Award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time now playing at the Barrymore Theatre.


All performances of Punk Rock will offer $30 Under 30 seating, with Rush seats available two hours prior to each curtain, pending availability, for $30 to patrons 29 years old or younger on the day of the performance.  Advanced $30 Under 30 seating is also offered online for each performance, with tickets available for pick-up at will call with valid ID.  One ticket per ID.  No exceptions.  Additionally, $20 Student Rush tickets for full-time high school and college students, 20 minutes before curtain (cash only) with valid ID.  General tickets are $69-$125 and are available by visiting www.mcctheater.org or calling 212-352-3101. 

The 2014-15 MCC Theater Main Stage Season will also feature: the New York premiere of Jennifer Haley’s The Nether, winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize to be directed by Anne Kauffman (February 4-March 15, 2015); and the world premiere of Permission, the latest work by Hand to God playwright Robert Askins (April 29-June 7, 2015).


MCC Theater – founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company – is driven by a mission to provoke conversations that have never happened and otherwise never would.  Led by Artistic Directors Robert LuPoneBernard TelseyWilliam Cantler, and Executive Director Blake West, MCC fulfills its mission by producing new work that challenges artists and rewards audiences, and by nurturing the development of playwrights and students through a variety of literary and education programs that enable nearly 1,200 New York City high school students to find – and use – their own unique voice each year through the creation and performance of original theater pieces.  MCC currently produces its annual season at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and will open its own two-theater complex on West 52nd Street and 10th Avenue in 2017.  Notable productions include the recent hits Hand to God and Small Engine Repair; The Village Bike; The Other Place; Really Really; The Submission, winner of the inaugural Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for new American plays; The Pride; Fifty Words; Nixon's Nixon; The Grey Zone; the Tony Award-winning Frozen; the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit; the re-imagined production of the musical Carrie; and eight plays by Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute, including Fat Pig, Reasons to Be Pretty and Reasons to Be Happy.


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