Piper Perabo to Lead the Cast of MCC Theatre’s “Lost Girls”
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GOLDEN GLOBE® NOMINEE
TO LEAD THE CAST OF
“ L O S T G I R L S ”
PREVIEWS BEGIN OCTOBER 21st
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR NOVEMBER 9th
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New York, NY (September 22, 2015) – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce casting for the New York premiere of John Pollono’s Lost Girls. Golden Globe® nominated star of stage and screen, Piper Perabo—who recently completed five seasons of the USA’s popular drama series “Covert Affairs” for which she received a Golden Globe® Award nomination, and was last seen onstage in the Broadway and MCC Theater productions of Neil LaBute’s Reasons to be Pretty—stars alongside Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO’s “Girls”), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Tasha Lawrence (Good People, The Whale), and newcomers Lizzy DeClement and Josh Green. The production is directed by Jo Bonney who last collaborated with playwright Pollono on MCC’s critically acclaimed production of Small Engine Repair. Lost Girls will begin previews on October 21, 2015 ahead of a November 9, 2015 opening night. It is scheduled through November 29, 2015. Casting for Lost Girls by Telsey + Co. For more information on MCC Theater, please visit www.mcctheater.org.
When Erica, their seventeen-year-old daughter, goes missing during a winter storm, Maggie and Lou — former high school sweethearts, now divorced — are forced to confront the legacy of their past decisions. Lost Girls is a hard-hitting drama about a blue-collar family struggling to rise above their limited prospects to prevent history from repeating itself. Filled with simmering passion, twists and dark humor, the play remains at its core a poignant love story.
Upcoming in MCC’s 2015-16 Season: Smokefall by Noah Haidle, which received a sold out run at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago last fall. Anne Kauffman returns to direct Smokefall after helming this past season’s production of The Nether. Playwright Halley Feiffer (I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard) will make her MCC Theater playwriting debut with her play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. Trip Cullman returns to direct after helming last season’s critically acclaimed hit Punk Rock. All productions will be staged at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).
Piper Perabo (Maggie) Golden Globe nominated Piper Perabo most recently starred as Annie Walker in the spy drama, “Covert Affairs.” She made her stage debut in Neil LaBute’s controversial play Reasons to be Pretty directed by Terry Kinney at MCC Theater, and reprised her performance in Reasons to be Pretty on Broadway. Piper’s film credits include Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, First Snow (dir. Mark Fergus), Looper, Cheaper by the Dozen, Imagine Me & You, and Coyote Ugly. Piper lives in New York City.
Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Lou) Off- Broadway: Verité (LCT), Three Sisters (CSC), The Glass Menagerie (Guild Hall), On the Mountain (Playwrights Horizons), Fifth of July (Signature Theatre), 36 Views (Public Theater), Ten Unknowns (LCT), When They Speak of Rita (Primary Stages). Film: We’ll Never Have Paris, Come Out and Play, Lola Versus, Higher Ground, Breaking Upwards, Evening, Wedding Daze, The Lake House, Live Free or Die, Out There, Stealth, Mona Lisa Smile, The Royal Tenenbaums. TV: “Girls,” “The Last Ship,” “Rubicon,” “Damages,” HBO’s “John Adams,” “Fringe.”
Meghann Fahy (Penny) Broadway: Next to Normal. Off Broadway: Next to Normal (Arena Stage) The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown. TV: “Georgetown” (ABC), “The Lost Valentine” (CBS), “Gossip Girl” (CW), “The Good Wife” (CBS), “One Life to Live” (ABC), “Necessary Roughness” (USA), “Political Animals” (USA), “Chicago Fire” (NBC), “Law & Order: SVU” (NBC), “The Jim Gaffigan Show” (TV Land/Comedy Central), “Blue Bloods” (CBS). Film: Burning Bodhi, Those People, License Plates.
Tasha Lawrence (Linda) Broadway: Wilder Wilder Wilder (dir. Ed Berkley), Good People (dir. Daniel Sullivan). Proof, (Nat’l tour, dir. Daniel Sullivan). Off Broadway/Regional: Jen Silverman’s The Roomate ( Actors Theatre of Louisville), Sam Hunter’s A Great Wilderness (Williamstown Theatre Festival, dir. Eric Ting), The Few (dir. Davis McCallum), The Whale (Drama Desk Nomination, Dir. Davis McCallum), Lucy Thurber’s Asheville, (dir. Karen Allen), Keith Reddin’s Human Error (dir. Tracey Brigden), Daisy Foote’s Bhutan (dir. Evan Ynoulis), Dangerous Liasons (dir. Daniel Goldstein), Betrayal (dir. Ken Kimmons), Theresa Rebeck’s Bad Dates (dir. Alice Jankell), Craig Wright’s The Pavilion (dir. Lucy Tiberghen), Drama Department’s June Moon (dir. Mark Nelson.) Film/Television: Hangnail ( Slamdance 2011), Pooka (dir. Murray Loeffler), Romance and Cigarettes (dir.John Turturro), “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Law and Order” (Classic, “Criminal Intent” & “SVU”), “Third Watch” (recurring), “Deadline”, “Kevin Hill”, “Royal Pains”, “Life of Boys”, “The Line” (ACTRA, Geminii Nominations, Best Actress.)
Lizzy DeClement (Girl) is thrilled to make her MCC debut in Lost Girls. Lizzy performed in Marvell Repertory’s production of Spring’s Awakening and Kelsey Theatre’s Here’s Love. She is also an accomplished film and television actress with roles on HBO’s “Girls,” Cinemax’s “The Knick”, NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU,” FX’s “The Americans” and CBS’s “NYC 22” and “Made In Jersey.” Her film credits include Spike Lee’s Oldboy, Jamie Marks Is Dead and The Suspect.
Josh Green (Boy) is thrilled to make his NY stage debut in MCC’s Lost Girls! Regional theater: The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia, Rabbit Hole, Columbinus. Film: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (Opening this Christmas), The Girl in the Book, Fair Haven. Television: Black Box, The Good Wife, Unforgettable.
John Pollono (Playwright) is an actor and writer from New England. His play, Small Engine Repair, which he wrote and starred in, won the LA Ovation and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) Awards for Best Play for the 2011 LA production, for which he also received the LADCC Award for Best Writing. The play also enjoyed a critically-acclaimed, extended run Off Broadway with MCC Theater Company (NYTimes Critics’ Pick). As an actor, John has appeared in “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Masters of Sex,” “Major Crimes” and “Mob City.” He is a founding member of Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles, which produced Small Engine Repair as well as his plays Lost and Found, Razorback and Lost Girls. His script for Stronger, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman’s story starring Jake Gyllenhaal, will go into production in Spring 2016 for Mandeville and Lionsgate. And he also is developing a half hour dark comedy “My First Black Friend,” created with playwright Kemp Powers, for Color Force and FX Network.
Jo Bonney (Director) Premieres of plays by: Alan Ball, Eric Bogosian, Culture Clash, Eve Ensler, Jessica Goldberg, Danny Hoch, Neil LaBute, Warren Leight, Lynn Nottage, Dael Orlandersmith, Suzan-Lori Parks, Darci Picoult, Will Power, David Rabe, Jose Rivera, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, Christopher Shinn, Diana Son, Universes, Naomi Wallace, Michael Weller. Productions of plays by: Caryl Churchill, Nilo Cruz, Anna Deavere Smith, Charles Fuller, Lisa Loomer, John Osborne, John Pollono, Lanford Wilson. Bonney has directed productions at: PS 122; The Public Theater; NYTW; Second Stage; Goodman Theatre; La Jolla Playhouse; MCC; Geffen Playhouse; Williamstown Festival; McCarter Theater; Playwrights Horizons; Arena Stage; CTG, LA; Signature; Long Wharf; The New Group; CSC; Humana Festival; Almeida, London; Edinburgh Festival; The Market Theatre, Johannesburg; The Baxter, Cape Town SA, Cine 13, Paris. Recipient of 1998 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Direction, Lucille Lortel Best Musical and Lucille Lortel Best Revival. Drama Desk Nomination for Direction of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. Lilly Award Winner. Editor of Extreme Exposure: An Anthology of Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century (TCG).
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 hit Hand to God, which is currently having a celebrated run on Broadway; The Nether; the Obie-winning Punk Rock; 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 nine plays by Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute, including Fat Pig, Reasons to Be Pretty and Reasons to Be Happy.
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