The one-night-only celebration, set for Dec. 5 at 7 PM in Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre, honors the company's two-decade history and will support the Off Broadway troupe's future work. The playwrights have each created a piece specifically for the occasion on the theme of twenty. Casting is not yet complete, but stars are already lining up for roles. Lauren Ambrose ("Six Feet Under") will appear in the LaBute play, Jason Biggs (The Graduate) will star in Bogosian's work, Tony Award winners Caldwell (Master Class) and Seldes (A Delicate Balance) are slated for the McNally piece and Peet (the upcoming Barefoot in the Park) will play in a Hedges drama. More casting to be announced.
MCC began its 20th anniversary season with Laura Wade's Colder Than Here starring Judith Light, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson and Brian Murray. The lineup also includes The Wooden Breeks (Feb. 1-March 11, 2006) by Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes (The Beauty Queen of Leenane) as well as Fat Pig team of playwright Neil Labute (This Is How It Goes) and director Jo Bonney (Living Out) reuniting for the world premiere of Swallowing Bicycles (May 17-June 24, 2006).
Tickets to MCC's 20 at the Circle in the Square, 1633 Broadway (at 50th Street), are available by calling (212) 279-4200. $150 will get you seats for the show only while $200 will also include a post-performance reception. For more information, visit www.mcctheater.com.