Proceeds from LaBute's Autobahn — which comprises the short plays Merge, Road Trip, Date, Long Division and Autobahn — will be used to support the company's literary and educational outreach programs. LaBute will also direct the pieces which are all set within the confines of a car.
Casting for the show which will employ 10 actors has not yet been set, but is expected to include a roster of stage, screen & TV names — as has been par for the company in recent seasons.
Tickets are priced at $125 and can be purchased by calling (212) 727-7765.
Playwright LaBute is known for his gritty dramas, which include The Mercy Seat, The Shape of Things and bash: latter-day plays. His film works include "In the Company of Men," "Your Friends and Neighbors" and "Nurse Betty."
MCC, which teamed with LaBute to present The Mercy Seat, will present the American premiere of his work, The Distance From Here, beginning April 14 at The Duke on 42nd St. Set in a "suburban wasteland, USA," The Distance From Here centers on a teen-aged slacker and the discord in his family life. His mother doesn't remember his childhood and a stepsister—who is sleeping with his mother's boyfriend—wants to become involved sexually with him. The tangled story of betrayal and angst premiered at the Almeida Theatre in London. For more information on MCC, visit www.mcctheater.com.