Emery Is Incarcerated Mum in MTC's Iron, Making U.S. Premiere Oct. 2

News   Emery Is Incarcerated Mum in MTC's Iron, Making U.S. Premiere Oct. 2 John Curless, Jennifer Dundas, Lisa Emery and Susan Pourfar are featured in the American premiere of Rona Munro's Iron, presented by Manhattan Theatre Club at its Off-Broadway Stage II at City Center, starting Oct. 2.

Anna D. Shapiro directs the play, billed as "a haunting and emotional drama from one of Scotland's most thrilling new writers." In it, "a young woman (Jennifer Dundas) resolves to see her mother (Lisa Emery) for the first time in 15 years hoping to remember her childhood and forge ahead with her life. Searingly honest and socially resonant, Iron takes you behind the bars of an all-women's prison and into the lives of two fascinating people."

Designers are Mark Wendland (set and costumes), Kevin Adams (lighting) and Bruce Ellman (sound).

Dundas appeared in Broadway's Ah, Wilderness!, Emery appeared in Off-Broadway's Dinner With Friends.

Playwright Munro has written for stage, radio, film and television. Theatre includes Bold Girls (Evening Standard Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Award), The Maiden Stone (Peggy Ramsay Memorial Award) and Snake.

Opening night is Oct. 21. For ticket information, call CityTix at (212) 581-1212. *

Also from MTC this fall are Richard Greenberg's The Violet Hour at the Biltmore Theatre (previews begin Oct. 16 for a Nov. 6 opening) and Neil Simon's Rose's Dilemma at City Center's Stage I (reviews begin Nov. 20 for a Dec. 9 opening).

For more information, visitManhattanTheatreClub.com.