Mcc’s “The Nether” to Be Filmed for Lincoln Center’s Nypl ‘Theatre on Film and Tape Archive’
Rick Miramontez / Scott Braun / Michael Jorgensen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“T H E N E T H E R ”
TO BE FILMED FOR
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
‘THEATRE ON FILM AND TAPE ARCHIVE’
New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced that the New York premiere of Jennifer Haley’s The Nether directed by Anne Kaufman will receive the distinct honor of being filmed for the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive for the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The filming will take place during the Friday, March 20th performance. The Nether recently extended performances through Sunday, March 29, 2015. The production opened on Tuesday, February 24th at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). For info and tickets, please visit www.mcctheater.org.
Playwright Haley was recently nominated for the Olivier Award® for Best New Play for the current West End production of The Nether at Duke of York’s Theatre.
“NY Times Critics’ Pick! A tautly twisted 80 minutes. Tensely directed with a first-rate cast.”
- The New York Times
“Well-acted, unnerving and chillingly effective.”
- Associated Press
The Nether stars “Nurse Jackie” Emmy® Award winner Merritt Wever; Tony® Award winner Frank Wood; Tony® Award nominee Peter Friedman; Ben Rosenfield, memorably of the final two seasons of “Boardwalk Empire”; and rising talent Sophia Anne Caruso.
The Nether, winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, is a haunting thriller that will make you question when the fantastic becomes too real. There is a new immersive realm for the senses online, a virtual playground where those who plug in are coaxed into acting out their darkest fantasies – with no consequences in the “real” world. Or so it seems…until a young female detective begins an investigation to determine if there is a point at which thought or intention may actually constitute a crime within — and outside of — this new frontier.
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 LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William 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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