Greif Staging of Baron's A Very Common Procedure Completes MCC Season Lineup

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MCC Theater's next production in its three-play lineup will be the New York premiere of Courtney Baron's A Very Common Procedure directed by Michael Greif.

The newly-added drama is scheduled to begin previews Jan. 31, 2007 and open Feb. 14 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre for a limited engagement through March 10.

Originally titled Morbidity & Mortality, the work centers on a married woman who has an extra-marital affair with a doctor. "Not an unusual New York story - until you find out how they met," according to MCC. "In facing the horrific moment that has brought them together, these three New Yorkers must come to a final confrontation in which faith, love and the truth are put to the test."

The play made its debut this March — under the aforementioned title — at San Francisco's Magic Theatre, where it was presented in conjunction with New York City's The Women's Project.

Casting and design team are yet to be announced.

MCC currently presents the 10th anniversary production of Russell Lees's Nixon's Nixon, directed by Jim Simpson and starring original actors Gerry Bamman as Richard Nixon and Steve Mellor as Henry Kissinger (through Oct. 28). Up next for the Off-Broadway troupe that presented Neil LaBute's Some Girl(s) last season will be playwright-in-residence LaBute's In a Dark, Dark House — a world premiere drama "about a man and his complicated relationship with a complicated father." The MCC staging will be May 16-June 23, 2007.

The new LaBute work will mark the fifth collaboration with MCC following The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here, Fat Pig and Some Girl(s). MCC also produced a one night benefit evening of LaBute plays, Autobahn.

Tickets to A Very Common Procedure at the Lucille Lortel, 121 Christopher Street, will be available (Dec. 1) by calling (212-279-4200). For more information, visit www.mcctheater.org.

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